Refuse Division

Community Education Classes Available

Learn about Home Composting, Native Planting

February 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time

This article is 13 years old. It was published on February 1, 2011.

By now you should have received in the mail your Community Education Winter & Spring 2011 Brochure from the Saint Louis Public Schools.  Did you notice that Refuse Division employees are teaching some of the classes?

Home Composting Made Easy:  Goodbye Waste...Hello Black Gold

You can divert more than 30% of your total residential waste from landfills simply by composting kitchen and yard debris!  Learn how to transform this compost matter into ("black gold") rich and organic marterial that you can use in your yard, garden and house plants; 31 page booklet included.  1 evening.  Free.

Bevo-Long CEFSS

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 6-6:50 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 6-6:50 p.m.

Nottingham CEFSS

Thursday, Mar. 10, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 6-7 p.m.

Native Planting

Learn how to landscape and garden in an environmentally-friendly manner.  Improve your health by reducing your reliance on lawn and garden chemicals.  Protect and restore our state's flora and fauna biodiversity through the effective use of native plants.  Handouts provided, including plant suggestions for specific design themes.  1 evening. Free.

Bevo-Long CEFSS

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 7-7:50 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 7-7:50 p.m.

Nottingham CEFSS

Thursday, Mar. 10, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 7-8 p.m.

For registration information, call (314) 353-1034 for classes at Bevo-Long, 5028 Morganford Rd. and (314) 352-1163 for classes at Nottingham, 4915 Donovan Ave.