Friday, April 29, 2011
Green in Killeen
I went to the City of Killeen's Composting Class this week, mostly to receive the free composter. I had originally signed up month's ago and was thrilled to receive my confirmation. About 15 other residents and I sat through the 2 hour class focused on composting and "green" practices. Expecting the dry lecture classes often become, I was pleasantly surprised by the information given by class instructor, Peter D. Mr. D is the head of the Killeen's Recycling Center and is full of interesting information regarding composting and gardening. I got great tips about everything from where in our area to get mulch to which tomato varieties grow best in our clay-bound, alkaline soil. So at 8pm, I left the Avenue F facility with composter in hand and an unexpected surprise...master gardener, Bert Whitehead's book "___"(won in the door prize drawings). I encourage everyone to attend this free class in Killeen. Information is available on the City of Killeen website, under Residents/Recycling. It was definitely worth the composter.