10/11/2012 - 10/12/2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$25 for residents, $40 for non residents
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Take the first step toward becoming a city-certified Master Composter in the popular three-day class hosted by the city of Grand Prairie and taught by Larry Wilhelm, one of the founders of the Master Composter program in Texas. Wilhelm, who teaches composting worldwide, instructs students how to compost yard waste, which helps prevent this valuable resource from going into the city landfill. Grand Prairie is one of the few cities in the Metroplex that offers the course.
The next Master Composter class is set for Oct. 11-13, which includes both classroom and hands-on instruction and takes place at city facilities and the Kirby Creek Nature Center’s Exhibition Garden in Grand Prairie.
The class will meet:
- 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
- 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
The $25 Grand Prairie resident registration fee and the $40 non-Grand Prairie resident registration fee includes a compost bin (provided after students complete 20 hours of volunteer community service relating to composting), the Rodale Book of Composting, a compost thermometer, t-shirt, and lunch on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Register online by the Oct. 1st deadline at www.gptx.org/composting. Call 972-237-8061 or email email@example.com for more information.