City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, (209) 575-6063
Release Date: Monday, March 04, 2013, 1:30:00 PM

FREE Backyard Composting Classes


The City of Modesto, in partnership with Modesto Junior College Community Education, is sponsoring FREE backyard composting classes for residents of Modesto. Non-Modesto residents are also welcome to attend but there will be a $35.00 tuition cost for those living outside the city. The two spring classes will be held on:

• Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00pm
• Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

*Advanced registration is required by calling 575-6063.

Those attending and completing the class with be given a $5.00 coupon towards the purchase of a City of Modesto compost bin.  The class objective is to make information available on backyard composting, waste reduction/minimization, waste efficient yard care and vermicomposting. With spring just around the corner this is an excellent opportunity to show people how to make compost from their garbage waste and grow amazing fruits, vegetables and flowers in their own garden. Please join the fun!


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