September 11, 2008

Free Workshop in Downey Covers Organic Gardening

The city on Saturday will host an organic gardening and integrated pest management workshop at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.

The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 7810 Quill Drive.

Attendees will learn about backyard and worm composting, grass recycling, and "water-wise" and "fire-wise" gardening.

Compost and worm bins will be available for purchase at the workshop for $40 and $60, respectively. Cash only.

For more information, call the Downey Public Works Recycling office at 562-904-7103 or the Keep Downey Beautiful office at 562- 904-7159.

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