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Date:
March 5, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Afternoon sessions are 3:00 - 4:15, evenings are 7:00 - 8:15
Location:
Elm Avenue Park Conference Room
Address:
261 Elm Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Contact:
518-439-4955 Ext. 2131
Cost:
FREE (but must pre-register)
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FREE Composting classes in March, must pre-register

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Two classes, Using Compost in Gardening 101 and Backyard Composting Basics, are being offered by the Town of Bethlehem's Recycling Coordinator Dan Lilkas-Rain in March. The classes are free but pre-registration is required, 518-439-4955 Ext. 2131. Classes are on March 5 and March 19, afternoon and evening sessions for each, see Parks Playbook for more information.

Using Compost in Gardening 101
  • All ages welcome! (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Elm Avenue Park Conference room and outside weather permitting
  • Tuesday (choose afternoon or evening)
  • Instructor: Dan Lilkas-Rain
Compost naturally enriches garden soil, retains soil moisture, helps prevent erosion, suppresses plant diseases and garden pests, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and lowers your carbon footprint! Bethlehem’s Recycling Coordinator, Dan Lilkas-Rain, will teach the basics on using the Town’s free or inexpensive* compost products and/or your own compost (see Backyard Composting Basics Class) in your vegetable or flower gardens. Using vermi-compost “tea” will also be discussed. *Compost cost depends on the product and whether you are shoveling, or having it loaded by the Town. Must pre-register with the Park Office, 518-439-4955 Ext. 2131

#265120-A March 5 7:00-8:15pm
#265120-B March 19 3:00-4:15pm


Backyard Composting Basics
  • All ages welcome! (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Elm Avenue Park Conference room and outside weather permitting
  • Tuesday (choose afternoon or evening)
  • Instructor: Dan Lilkas-Rain
Backyard composting can divert 30% of waste from the landfill, save $, lower your carbon footprint, and build healthy soils in your gardens, property and community! If you’ve ever wanted to give home composting a try, or have had difficulties previously, make a fresh start this spring! Bethlehem’s Recycling Coordinator, Dan Lilkas-Rain, will teach the basics and answer questions on getting started, discuss compost equipment*, troubleshoot common issues, and demonstrate vermicomposting. *Earth Machine composters and accessories are offered for 50% off sale at the Town’s Spring Recycle Fest in April-see townofbethlehem.org/recycling; must pre-order by 3/29/19. Must pre-register with the Park Office, 518-439-4955 Ext. 2131

#265123-A March 5 3:00-4:15pm
#265123-B March 19 7:00-8:15pm