Get your green thumb ready for spring planting by building your own tumbling composter. Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center is hosting a Backyard Composting Workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time. Taking advantage of natural processes minimizes landfilled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer.

The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting. Participants will make and take home a composter ready for use.

The class is open to ages 15 and up. Those under 15 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced reservations are required and can be made at www.oionline.com or by calling 304-242-6855.

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Center, located in Oglebay Park, offers dozens of seasonal nature programs for all ages. Nature enthusiasts gather here to experience a sense of community around a shared love of nature. Preschoolers through adults enjoy year-round nature activities. Most of all, hands-on programs expand nature knowledge, promote outdoor discovery and foster lifelong learning.



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