A class in Charlottesville is teaching people to grow their gardens for less money and with less environmental impact. On Saturday, the Blue Ridge Eco Shop held a free composting class, to show people how to reuse their trash.
Instructors say as long as you get the ratios right, it's a great way to have less waste going to the landfill and more money going into your pocket.
Paige Mattson, of the Blue Ridge Eco Shop explained, "A lot of people compost because they garden and they don't want to spend money on buying fertilizers and dirt and all of that so if you can literally take your food scraps and your yard waste and create, save yourself some money."
The Eco Shop teachers say one of the most common misconceptions about composting is the smell. They say, if you do your compost pile correctly, there shouldn't be any odor from that waste.
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