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Turn your dirt around with expert tips from the NW Flower & Garden Show

King County staff share fresh ideas on sustainable yard and garden care

Get ready for a green spring!  

King County’s clean-water utility is hosting a booth at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Feb. 20-24, to share tips on gardening with recycled materials including compost made with King County’s Loop®.

Produced by King County’s regional wastewater treatment plants for nearly 40 years, Loop is a natural soil amendment and endlessly renewable resource that restores carbon and nutrients to the land for the good of plants, people and Puget Sound. Besides building healthy soils, Loop reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers in gardens, commercial forestry, and agricultural operations.

Employees will give out free samples of GroCo, a high-quality, nitrogen-rich compost made with Loop. GroCo is weed-free and pathogen-free. It also aerates soil, retains moisture, and naturally helps plants grow bigger and better. 

On Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the DIY Stage, King County’s EcoConsumer Tom Watson will host “Scrappy Gardening Design,” a workshop to help people discover how to create a unique garden style using old windows, bricks and other salvaged materials.
  
People who stop by King County’s booth will also be able to talk with natural yard and plant care experts to learn why Loop-based compost is rapidly becoming their product of choice to promote lush plant growth and increased yields.

To learn more about Loop and its ability to turn your dirt around for good, visit http://www.loopforyoursoil.com.

This release is also posted on the website for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp.aspx.

People enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health, the environment and the economy by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Formerly called Metro, the regional clean-water agency now operated by King County has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.

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