From Garbage to Garden

Compost! Healthy Soil, Healthy Food

Nationwide, the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation is celebrating the fourteenth annual “International Composting Awareness Week” May 7-13, 2017.  Organized to raise public awareness of the benefits of composting, the week will include many different activities across the nation. 

Composting is one of the most beneficial actions homeowners can take to improve the soil in the landscape, maintain high quality soil, grow healthy plants, reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment.

Beginning in October, The Woodlands Township’s Environmental Services Department will once again offer monthly hands-on composting classes located in the outdoor classroom at 8203 Millennium Forest, The Woodlands.

Our informal, enjoyable classes are taught by experienced Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Participants in the class will have the opportunity to purchase a high quality C. E. Shepherd compost bin at a reduced price.

Examples of high quality composting tools are on display and available to experience during our class.  Composting in action is offered as an active part of our learning environment.

Residents wishing to begin composting now may purchase a C. E. Shepherd compost bin for the affordable price of $50. For details, please call 281-210-3800 or visit the Township’s Composting and Leaf Management webpage.

For more information about International Composting Awareness Week, visit the event’s official Facebook page.

International Composting Awareness Week 2017