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Free Workshop On Building Good Garden Soil

MARIPOSA — Gardeners say dirt is what’s under your feet, but soil is what makes your plants grow.

Few patches of dirt are good patches of soil, but there are ways you can help it along, to help your plants along.

Mariposa Master Gardeners has scheduled a free workshop on ways to get that soil as rich as possible using worms, organic materials, and even cardboard.

The Vermiculture, Composting and Sheet Mulching workshop will be Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Midpines Community Hall on Highway 140 in Midpines.

Master Gardeners Melinda Barrett and Jaime Collins will take you through how to get worms to work for you, proper composting, and the differences and similarities between those two, plus the whats, whys and hows of sheet mulching.

A hands-on element of the workshop will be a sorting game.

Please register at (209) 966-2417, or at

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