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Composting workshop

Combining garbage and gardening through composting.

The Warren County Conservation District and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are collaborating to present a workshop about household composting.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Conservation District office at 4000 Conewango Ave.

Master Gardener Judy Kepple will discuss why it is beneficial to recycle organic waste and the effect of composting on landfill space. “She will also go over the rules of composting to ensure you create a viable, healthy product that will not only nourish your garden or landscaping, but will also reduce the amount of space organic waste takes up in landfills,” according to a conservation district release. “Judy will also review the finer points of lasagna composting.”

The workshop is free, but registration by calling 726-1441 is appreciated.

Harrison benefit

Al Harrison is recovering from the brain bleed that left him hospitalized for more than a month.

The former police officer, Vietnam Veteran, and commander of the John Gertsch Memorial Post was hospitalized after a fall in late May in Washington D.C. while he was at Rolling Thunder — a motorcycle event that brings attention of prisoners of war and soldiers who are missing in action.

While Harrison returned home in July, his health has returned and, according to his daughter, Kim, he is almost 100 percent, the family is facing bills associated with the incident.

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Center, Pennsylvania Avenue East in Warren. “The benefit is to help defray medical costs and help get him back on track,” Kim Harrison said.

The cost is $7 per plate and there will be other fund-raising events going on. Children three and under eat free.

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