The Cranford Environmental Commission will host a presentation about composting at the Cranford Community Center on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Backyard composting is a simple and effective way to reduce waste and greenhouse gases while creating a valuable soil amendment.  Come and learn how you can optimize your soils with organic matter you create.  Benefits include reduced use of garden chemicals, increased garden yields, less work, and less garbage.

The instructor is Virginia Lamb who is an Environmental Educator with over 20 years’ of experience in recycling, waste reduction, and organic gardening.  The former recycling coordinator for Galloway Township and Monmouth County, NJ, Virginia has been a freelance educator/consultant since 2000.  Her clients include Rutgers University, City Green and companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb, and many environmental groups and garden clubs throughout the State.  Virginia is currently pursuing an MS in Soil Science and lives with her family in Maplewood.