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Composting has lots of benefits in Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
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EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado – Slow Food Vail Valley and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability will present a composting workshop on Saturday at the Battle Mountain High School Greenhouse in Eagle-Vail from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Why compost? Not only does composting help reduce waste at your local landfill, compost can also be used to enhance the nutrients in existing soil, which in turn improves soils ability to absorb carbon. Besides its ability to battle climate change and greenhouse gases, reduce green waste and increase landfill space, compost loosens and provides organic matter to our locally heavy clay soils, prevents plant disease, controls erosion, remediates contaminated soil, helps prevent pollution, enriches garden and house plants and flower beds.

“Composting is an important process that takes place all around us in nature,” said Jeremy Pague, program manager of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, who will be leading the Saturday workshop. “We have been trained, unfortunately, to impede this natural process by sending our waste ‘away.’ By actively composting we can change our attitudes toward waste and begin to take part in that beneficial give and take that not only enhances our gardens, but hopefully inspires us to take further steps to live more sustainable, responsible lives, and eventually seek that change on a larger scale in our communities and the world. “

This presentation is free to Slow Food members and EVAS supporters, $5 suggested donation to all others. E-mail Deb Luginbuhl at for reservations or more information.

What: Composting workshop, hosted by Slow Food Vail Valley and Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Battle Mountain High School greenhouse, Eagle-Vail.

Cost: Free to Slow Food members and EVAS supporters, $5 suggested donation for all others.

More information: Contact Deb Luginbuhl at for more information or a reservation.

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