Northwest NEWS

April 17, 2000

Home & Garden

More home & garden

Free composted manure available for gardeners

   Through its Manure Share Program, the King Conservation District will connect gardeners in need of manure with farms that have extra composted livestock manure for soil amendment and mulch. The Conservation District keeps a list of people with compost. The list includes contact information and details about the compost. Livestock owners with extra compost can call the Conservation District to be added to the list. Livestock owners are encouraged to fully compost their manure and bedding in order to make their product more desirable to gardeners. Call the King Conservation District at (206) 764-3410, ext. 130, or send e-mail to joshua.monaghan@kingcd.org for compost contacts or to have your farm added to the list.

Earth Day

   More than half a billion people around the world will participate in the 30th annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Arrow Metals Corp. of Woodinville recycles anything from aluminum beverage cans to household appliances to I-beams. The observance of Earth Day began in 1970 as an environmental teach-in on college campuses in the United States and spawned an era of international environmental consciousness and action. For further information, Arrow Metals may be reached at 481-1828 or at scrap@wolfenet.com.

Molbak's helping fight urban hunger

   Molbak's is helping raise money for a garden created by Urban Food Gardeners and WSU Master Gardeners in Bellevue that will provide produce for low-income people on the Eastside. With each subscription purchased at Molbak's to "Garden Showcase," $4 will be contributed to Urban Food Gardeners. The fundraiser runs through April. Call 206-205-6386 for information.

'KCTS Cooks' needs recipes

   KCTS Television invites viewers to send in their best barbecue and grilling recipes for the next edition of KCTS Cooks. A number of viewers whose recipes are selected will prepare their recipes live in front of the cameras. Recipes may be submitted by mail to KCTS Cooks: Barbecue and Grilling; 401 Mercer Street; Seattle, WA 98109. Fax recipes to 206-443-6691, or e-mail them to cook@kcts.org. Entries must be received at KCTS by Friday, May 12.