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The Foothills Learning Center Teaches Sustainable Practices

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Sick of freeloading worms wriggling through your backyard soil without earning their keep? Well, then, it’s time you put them to work. This Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Foothills Learning Center, you can learn about the delicate art of vermiculture, or using worms to speed up your composting process, in addition to a variety of other sustainable practices.

Backyard master composter Mike Jackson will also be on hand to instruct parents and kids on how to turn kitchen scraps and coffee grounds into nutrient-rich soil for next year’s garden. Attendees will also be able to learn about the local online farmers market, Idaho’s Bounty, and hear from farmer Mary Rohlfing about the importance of buying goods from local growers.

After all that veggie talk, make sure to put your greenbacks where your greens-eating mouth is and pick up some fresh produce from the Foothills Learning Center’s Junior Garden Club.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., FREE, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road. For more information, call 208-514-3755 or visit cityofboise.org/Bee/Foothills.