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Community Announcements 09.24.14

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Residents invited to Master Gardener event

Area gardening enthusiasts are invited to the Lewis County Master Gardeners' bi-annual Gardening For Everyone event scheduled for this Saturday at Centralia College.

This free event features classes open to all members of the public and covering a wide range of topics, including composting, Hugelkultur, winter care of fruit trees and much more. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and go until 2 p.m.

To learn more, you can go to lewis-mg-mrc.org, or contact Debbie Burris at the Lewis County Extension Office at (360) 748-1212.

Composting class coming to Winlock

The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composters program has scheduled a free Know Your Soils event for Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Olequa Senior Center and area residents are invited to attend.

This free workshop will teach participants how healthy soil is the foundation for plant life, and show them how to determine the texture, porosity, pH, and macro-nutrient levels of their soil. Those attending will need to bring a sample of the soil in their garden for testing, and will go home with a free testing kit (limit one per household).

Those wishing to join in will need to register beforehand and can do so by contacting Program Coordinator Debbie Burris at debbie.burris@lewiscountywa.gov or (360) 740-1212. More information can also be found at http://lewiscountyrecycles.org/upcoming_events__activities.

Health assessment forum this Wednesday

The results of a county-wide health assessment will be shared at a public forum Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centralia College's Corbet Theatre, and residents are invited to hear what has been learned about local health conditions and trends.

Guest speaker Dr. Donna Beegle will also discuss multi-generational poverty, its affects on health and how to break the cycle. This forum is part of an ongoing process in Lewis County to better understand and address its health concerns.

For more information, call John Abplanalp, of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, at (360) 740-2787.

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