The weather is warming up and spring is around the corner. Now’s the time to start thinking about the garden, and certified arborist Laural Hardin can help.
Hardin will teach all the basics about composting and answer questions at a Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Homemade compost is packed with organic matter, microbes and plant available nutrients, but building a working pile takes a little know-how. This 1.5-hour class will cover all the basics, plus offer practical tips and recommendations on starting, building and using nature’s best soil conditioner.
Those attending will learn how to start and maintain an active pile, understand what to add and what not to add, and find out the right carbon to nitrogen ratio to maintain.
Hardin is a certified arborist and integrated pest management specialist. She specializes in diagnosing and solving tree and garden problems. With an interest in helping people understand the natural balance in the landscape, Hardin teaches how to avoid most issues by learning to see the root cause. She loves to share her knowledge with hands-on workshops and fact-filled talks.
No advance registration is required to attend this presentation. The cost is $8, or $6 for PEEC members.
For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 505.662.0460.