Backyard Gardening program on composting slated Jan. 15 in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-467-6575, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold another of its popular Backyard Gardening series programs Jan. 15 at the AgriLife Extension office in Suite 208 of Conroy Square, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio.
“Composting 101: Make Black Gold for Your Garden” will be presented from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to address how to start and maintain a practical and functional plan for home composting.

“This composting program will provide useful information and training for the home gardener as well as the community gardener,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture in Bexar County.

Rodriguez and Bexar County Master Gardener John Sells will give instruction and demonstrate composting techniques.

“Composting is good for the environment and a great way to supply valuable organic nutrients for your plants and trees,” Rodriguez said. “It’s very easy to begin and sustain a compost pile. It just takes a little direction in building a pile, properly placing it and knowing what to use as appropriate composting materials.”

A registration fee of $10 may be paid in advance or at the door. Make checks payable to Texas A&M AgriLife.

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