Feeding Your Soil: Composting and Vermicomposting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County (NHC) Arboretum is offering an opportunity for the public to learn a new way to compost food waste into nutrient-rich amendment for their garden. The class “Feeding Your Soil: Composting and Vermicomposting” will be held Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rhonda Sherman, Solid Waste Specialist for Horticultural Science at NC State Extension, is a leading authority on vermicomposting and recently published a new book: The Worm Farmers Handbook. She will teach the class and help residents understand how organic materials, like yard waste and food scraps, can be composted at home in compost piles or worm bins.

The purpose womans faceof this class is to increase awareness of organic material recycling and how it can help preserve valuable space in county landfills,” said NHC Arboretum and Extension Director Lloyd Singleton.

The class is $5 for the general public and free for Friends of the NHC Arboretum. It will be offered at the NHC Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, NC. Registration is required and tickets can be purchased online.

For more information, contact the NHC Arboretum at (910) 798-7660 or apearsall@nhcgov.com; or visit www.nhcarboretum.org

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NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678