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McHenry library to teach going green with composting

Published: Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:31 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – Composting kitchen waste and recycling personal documents will be part of an upcoming Go Green Day at the McHenry Public Library.

A community shred event will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 12 in the parking lot of the library, located at 809 N. Front St., McHenry.

Attendees can bring up to three boxes or bags of personal documents to have shredded. The event is for individuals, not businesses. Staples and small paper clips do not have to be removed.

Optional donations of nonperishable food items, paper products, diapers or hygiene products for the FISH Food Pantry will be accepted.

Receipts or certificates of destruction will not be provided.

A program on composting also will be held during the first half of the shred event.

From 10 to 11 a.m. July 12, attendees will learn how to create a healthier garden using compost made from kitchen waste, leaves and garden debris. Composting can be done in a backyard, garage or basement.

Hot and cold composting will be covered along with vermicomposting, which is composting with worms. Good compost helps make gardens resistant to insect and disease problems and more drought tolerant.

For information about summer programs or to register, check out the library’s online events calendar at www.mchenrylibrary.org, or call the library at 815-385-0036.

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