Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) will host a workshop about composting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at in the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road.

Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) will host a workshop about composting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at in the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road.

The workshop, led by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District communications specialist Mary Ann Brouillette, will teach participants to turn yard waste, such as leaves and grass, into compost that can be used to fertilize flower and vegetable gardens.

The workshop will cover the different types of composting, how to get started and common problems to avoid.

The cost is $10 for FACT members and $15 for nonmembers. Participants will receive a Presto GeoBin compost bin and a composting guide. The class is limited to 25 people, so those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

To register, mail a check payable to FACT, along with contact information, to FACT, 2820 Watkins Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43207.

For more information about the workshop, call FACT watershed coordinator Kimberly Williams at (614) 409-0511 or e-mail kwilliams@friendsofalumcreek.org.