Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014
Community gardens across the state will host workshops in April to raise awareness of the beneficial impacts of compost utilization on the reduction of synthetic fertilizer use, water conservation, watershed protection, and creating healthy soil.
Sponsored and presented by the Virginia Composting Council (VCC), the demonstrations will include the use of compost-filled GardenSoxx® planters for flower and vegetable plantings as an option to more traditional soil preparation methods like tilling and digging.
Each host garden will receive a free load of compost. Workshop participants will receive samples of GardenSoxx® donated by Filtrexx (limited supply). The demonstrations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
About the Virginia Composting Council
The Virginia Composting Council is a chapter of the U.S. Composting Council (USCC), a non-profit organization that advances composting and promotes compost use as essential to achieving healthy soils, clean water, and a sustainable society. Established in 1990, the USCC is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. Its national projects include the One Million Tomato campaign, Consumer Compost Use program, and Seal of Testing Assurance (STA), a compost testing, labeling, and information disclosure program.
For more information about the VCC, contact Kyle White at 804-205-0744, email kwhite(at)mcgillcompost(dot)com or visit the VCC Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/virginiacomposting.