May 6-12, 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week!
Compost is produced when organic matter, such as garden and lawn waste, is broken down by bacteria and fungi. When added to soil it improves soil structure; sandy soils will hold water better while clays will drain faster. Compost also promotes a biologically healthy soil by providing food for earthworms, soil insects, and beneficial microorganisms.
Learn more about composting with these Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications:
Learn how to become a Henrico Master Gardener: https://henrico.us/extension/anr/mg/ . Applications will be available for download September 1.