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Three Reasons to Compost: Save Water, Build Soil and Save Money

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hands holding compost with vegetables & eggshells off to the side.

El Paso Water and El Paso Master Gardeners have created a series of Water Conservation workshops we’ve nicknamed our GROWS talks. GROWS is an acronym for Gardening Resources Outreach Workshops and Seminars.  We provide a variety of research-based resources for creating healthy, water-conserving gardens. 

Flyer for composting workshop.


El Paso soils vary depending on where you live. Your garden soil might be sandy loam, clay, rocky, or stubborn caliche. This course will help you understand how composting helps you improve your garden soil and conserve water and energy. Find out how composting helps the environment, saves you money, and conserves water. Bev Clark, El Paso County Master Gardener Association’s Vegetable Gardening and Compost Advanced Trainer will show you the basics of composting and troubleshoot common issues so you can see how to make composting work for you!


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El Paso County Master Gardener Presenter

Photo of Master Gardener Bev ClarkBev Clark has enjoyed a life-long passion for gardening. Raised in Kansas, she acquired her gardening basics working side-by-side with her parents in their home gardens. Moving to El Paso in 1992 was an “over the rainbow” experience where even gardening became a new learning experience. Since becoming a Certified Master Gardener in 2013, Bev has continued her passion by researching techniques with hands-on application and learning everything she can about gardening.

She is certified by Texas Master Gardeners as an Advanced Trainer in both Vegetable Gardening and Composting. Bev was the first co-chair of the Ascarate Teaching and Demonstration Garden. She also served three years as the co-chair of Ascarate Garden greenhouse and ran the Texas A&M AgriLife Vegetable Demonstration Gardens part of the 2018 Tomato Field Trials. Currently, she devotes the majority of her volunteer efforts at the AgriLife Vegetable Demonstration Gardens where she implements her research and experience to improve the garden and share her knowledge with other Master Gardeners and Master Gardener interns. Bev has proven herself to be a true asset to our local Association garnering awards locally and from the state, including Texas State Master Gardener of the Year in medium and large associations in 2020.



Image credits:
Upper photo: Compost, Ecology (Photo by melGreenFR)
Photo of Bev Clark (Courtesy of Bev Clark)


June 10, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am


TecH2O Learning Center
10751 Montana Ave.
El Paso, TX 79935
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