Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Composting: Can You Dig It?

Nature recycles and replenishes the soil of the forests and prairies.  Come out and see how your garden and yard can benefit from this natural process using leaves and other compostable materials

By composting kitchen wastes as well as leaves and grass, households are recycling and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills and creating greener gardens, healthier lawns, and Eco-friendly living.

Join Master Composter and Master Gardener, Charlie Shiner, for a series of free 2-hour workshops this spring and summer at the Bob Jones Nature Center. If you miss a workshop, join us for the next one as each class stands alone! Charlie has taught composting workshops in the Arlington, Fort Worth, and Southlake area for over seven years. His presentation is full of practical tips and techniques on creating a successful home composting area.

Teresa Moss, Executive Director of Bob Jones Nature Center says, “Charlie Shiner is a master composter extraordinaire!  Workshop participants will walk away with the knowledge and confidence needed to develop a compost system at home and reap the satisfaction of knowing that they are taking a step to living a more natural, healthy, and green lifestyle” Check out the following dates and times to get involved:

Workshop Dates & Times

Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am

Saturday, May 11
Wednesday, May 15
Saturday June 8
Wednesday, June 12
Saturday, July 13
Wednesday, July 17
Saturday, August 10
Wednesday, August 14

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center

Cost: FREE!

For more information, contact the
Bob Jones Nature Center
817.491.6333 or visit http://www.bjnc.org/



We're W.O.W. (Wild Over Winter) at the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve

Is January too chilly to visit the Dallas Zoo? No worries! The Zoo is coming to Southlake! On Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm the Dallas Zoo is bringing a winter travel team to share how animals near and far adapt to winter. Though subject to change, the scheduled team includes a penguin, alligator, beaver, chinchilla, and Eurasian eagle owl.

Reservation is needed, and the event is limited to the first 60 registrants. The cost for Members and their family members is $5 per person or $10 per person for Non-members. Non-members can join BJNC and receive the member discount. To join as a member, click here. To register for this exciting and educational event, click here.

For more information, contact admin@bjnc.org or call 817.491.6333.


In other BJNC news:

Presented by the Southlake Ornithological Society:  Join Dr. Ray Chancellor as he leads a variety of bird hikes throughout the Southlake Cove Ecosystem. Upcoming hike dates:

– January 19

– January 20

– January 27

Learn more here.

Charlie’s Special Compost is Currently Available: Limited quantities of compost specially made at the Preserve are now in the Gift Shop. $6 / bag – first come, first serve!

Compost Workshop: Join Charlie Shiner, Master Composter, to learn the best compost you have ever seen! Wednesday, January 16. Learn more here.

Learn to Grow a Healthier Garden and Yard

The Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC) organization will hold a free composting workshop at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve (BJNCP), 355 E. Bob Jones Road in Southlake, Saturday, December 1, from 9:00am to 11:00am.  Charlie Shiner, Master Composter, will present “Composting for Dummies or Let It Rot.” Shiner has composted for years and has presented composting classes in Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding area for over eight years.

Composting is the mixing of organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings, vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds and filters, and even used tea bags to form humus. The humus can be added to garden beds or lawns to enrich the soil since it has many of the nutrients that plants need. By composting kitchen wastes as well as leaves and grass, households are also recycling and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill or artificial fertilizers that run off into local streams, ponds, and lakes.

There is no charge for the workshop but reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 817.491.6333 or e-mail programs@bjnc.org.

The Bob Jones Nature Center organization is a 501c3 non-profit organization working in association with the City of Southlake and is dedicated to the preservation of the Cross Timbers ecosystem and natural resources.

For more information please visit www.BJNC.org