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Composting/Vermicomposting Class Offered

May 30, 2013
Maui Weekly

The next workshop will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the MOA Center.

"The average person throws away four pounds of garbage per day," said composting instructor Wilma Nakamura.

Paper in the form of junk mail and used office paper is the most common item found in our trash. But composting organic material like paper and food garbage along with garden trimmings makes great garden compost.

"Adding compost to your soil benefits the environment," Nakamura added.

The improved ability of the soil to soak up water helps to prevent soil erosion caused by rainwater washing away soil particles. And there is no more need for fertilizers, as the microorganisms that plants need for growth are plentiful in compost.

Worms will make an appearance at this workshop. All your questions will be answered regarding raising and harvesting of worm compost.

The MOA Center is located at 164 Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului. For directions and a map, go to

Call Nakamura at 573-3911 to register. The class fee is $10.



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