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Gardening tips, free compost samples to 9,000 attendees at the 2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

By March 3, 2016March 4th, 2016No Comments

King County helped garden enthusiasts turn their dirt around at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, giving away a total of five pickup trucks worth of free compost.
Booth visitors learned exciting facts about wastewater treatment (for example, that they each contribute up to 66 pounds of biosolids per year to King County!), and got not only free gardening advice but also samples of a very popular local product, GroCo compost, made partly with King County’s Loop biosolids.

Compost made with biosolids is not only a nutrient and organic matter-rich soil conditioner that makes for lush plant growth, it is also an endlessly renewable way to recycle resources and support sustainable communities.

The biggest hit for show attendees, of no surprise to most gardeners, was to be able to dig their hands into the wheelbarrow full of fluffy, rich GroCo compost.

So if you missed us at this event, join us at Brightwater Center on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m., because we’re giving away more compost and gardening advice as part of our World Water Day Celebration Event…Yay!

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