With summer gardening coming to a close there is still some fall gardening you can do but if you want to make sure your soil is the best it can be for next year's garden then here is your chance to learn all about backyard composting. And it is free!

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The Bowie County Master Gardeners have teamed up again with Texas A&M-Texarkana’s Extended Education and Community Development Department to bring you the program Backyard Composting. The class is free and open to the public.

When and Where Is This Class on Backyard Composting?

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The class be held on Monday, October 9 from 6 PM until 8 PM and will take place in the Texas A&M Texarkana University Building, Room 326. No reservation is required to attend.


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Andrea Thomas is a Bowie County Master Gardener and will show you how to make your own compost. Making your own compost is better for your soil and more nutritious to your plants than anything you could buy at a store. Plus you will be using a lot of otherwise wasted food. This way you know what is in your compost and you'd be surprised at how easy it is to make.

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There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.

For more information, call the Bowie County Extension Office at (903) 628-6702.

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