Alpharetta Offering Compost Workshop To Residents

Released September 15, 2016 04:02 PM

The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission will be offering a free class about composting on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.  The class will be hosted by and located at the new Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm located at 1180 Upper Hembree Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.  This is the location of the former Harry’s Farmers Market.    


Our UGA Cooperative Extension North Fulton Master Gardeners will conduct the class and give you all the information you need to begin making your own compost. This is a hands on workshop.  The material will benefit home gardeners, community gardens, school gardeners and anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.


The word “compost” means “to put together”.  When we compost, we combine food scraps, yard waste, newspaper, and other materials, and we allow them to decompose into nutrients that enrich the soil.  Gardeners call compost “black gold” because it is so rich in nutrients.  This earth-friendly activity can improve the quality of your garden soil and helps to protect the quality of the water in our streams and lakes.  It’s also a fun, easy, and inexpensive activity that your whole family can enjoy doing together. 


To pre-register for this class, please call (678) 297-6200.  For more information, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6200 or