Master Gardeners offer composting workshops

The Lycoming County Master Gardeners will hold two composting workshops this spring. Both are free, but advance registration is required.

In the first session – 9 to 11 a.m. May 31 – participants will learn about the benefits of composting, as well as how and what to compost to ensure success.

Composting is nature’s original recycling program. Instead of throwing away yard waste and kitchen scraps, make it work for you. Making compost can reduce your household waste by up to 50 percent.

And, your soil will benefit from compost that is comprised of grass clippings, leaves, old plants, egg shells, and fruit and vegetable peelings.

In the second session – 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 – the focus will be on vermicomposting. Worms can rapidly turn your kitchen waste into valuable organic matter.

Handouts on what kinds of waste can be composted, along with composting dos and don’ts will be provided.

Both workshops will be held in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex at 542 County Farm Road, Loyalsock Township.

Registration is due by 4:30 p.m. May 28 for session one and by the same time on June 20 for the second session. To register, call the Cooperative Extension Office at 570-433-3040 or go online to and click on the event.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who needs special accommodations may call Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 prior to the event or visit.