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Natural History Workshop: Composting Myths and Addressing Common Problems
Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Instructors: Melanie Files and Rick Lowman
PVMN Re-Cert Eligible
Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. Please register below.
Melanie and Rick, certified Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners and Master Composters, are excited to bring their years of experience and knowledge to the PVAS community.
This hands-on workshop aims to help shred the myths about composting and provide answers to composting myths and common problems so that you can find the best solutions for your situation. In addition, Rick and Melanie will touch on ways to successfully build an aesthetically pleasing compost pile.
Melanie Files and Rick Lowman have been active gardeners and recyclers for over 30 years. Composting has been a large part of their gardening practice. Melanie has been a Master Gardener since 2004, Rick since 2017. Both Melanie and Rick received their Master Composter certification in 2012. They worked with the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority to start a Composter training program in the Eastern Panhandle area. The most recent class was in June 2018. A 2019 class is planned for June. Melanie and Rick are both graduates of WVU, and teach composting to garden clubs, elementary/high school students, master gardeners, and other groups such as Garden of Promise.
Please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.
All fees are non-refundable.