CLINTON, Ill. – Composting is becoming more common and the list of known benefits is growing. Composting reduces landfill waste, enriches soils, improves crop yields, and more. But how do you start and what should or shouldn’t be composted? Compost with Confidence will answer those questions.

“Composting transforms materials into valuable resources for the garden,” says Horticulture Coordinator Beth Miglin.  “Learn how and what to compost along with problem solving tips that make composting easy.”

Compost with Confidence hosted by DeWitt County Master Gardeners will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on August 19 at Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N. Quincy St., Clinton, IL. Learn all about composting at this free event led by Horticulture Extension Educator Sarah Vogel.

The registration deadline is August 18. Register by calling Marie of Vespasian Warner Library at 217-935-5174. For more information, please contact Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator, at bmiglin@illinois.edu or call 217-935-5764.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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