Green Living

Nature recycles trash into treasure – you can, too! Learn how to compost your own yard and kitchen wastes in this intensive, hands-on workshop where each participant will build their own 55-gallon composting barrel. You can create rich, dark brown compost in as little as 3 weeks!

Date: Sunday, February 10 (Next class is May 19)
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joe Blanton, the Arboretum’s Conservation Director, is certified by National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Habitat Designer. Before joining the Arboretum staff, Joe designed, implemented and/or managed 16 outdoor environmental education classrooms for Urban Harvest and HISD.
Cost: $75 for members; $90 for non-members. Wear your weekend work clothes, including closed-toe shoes. All tools required will be supplied. Cost of workshop includes both barrel and kit to make one 55-gallon composting barrel. Additional barrels and conversion kits will be available for sale at the end of class for $75. Register early as this class fills quickly!
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This class is full and now closed to registration. Please contact the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to inquire about available openings.

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