There’s no denying that humans, no matter how conscientious we try to be, create a lot of garbage. It doesn’t all have to go to waste, though. The City of Sacramento will be hosting a free seminar to inform the public how to turn your yard waste and fruit and vegetable scraps into “a valuable soil amendment,” according to the event’s Facebook page. Save money, reduce waste sent to our landfills and even enhance your own gardening, all for free—it seems like a total win in our book. While this event is no cost to attendees, pre-registration is encouraged. Seminar topics will include composting with worms (creepy … but cool!), backyard composting and seasonal gardening. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at 7365 Gloria Dr., Sacramento. For more info, check out

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #299 (Aug. 28 – Sept. 11, 2019)**