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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>For immediate release<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'> &#8211;
please post far and wide</span></font>:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Tompkins County Cooperative Extension&#8217;s Compost Program is
pleased to announce our first FREE public composting class of the season:
&quot;Compost With Confidence: Getting Started&#8221;.&nbsp; The class will be
held Saturday, June 26 from noon &#8211; 1pm.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The Compost Education Program sponsors a &quot;Compost With
Confidence&quot; <font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>the</span></font>
last Saturday of the month (June - October) from noon - 1 pm.&nbsp; Classes are
held at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ithaca</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Community</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Gardens</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The first class in the series is on Saturday, June 26. We will teach
the basics of home composting - focusing on how to get started. This class is
perfect for anyone who would like to begin composting or improve upon their
existing practices. Classes are open to the public and registration is not
required. Call Liz Falk at 272-2292, email erf59@cornell.edu or visit
http://ccetompkins.org/garden/composting for more information.<br>
<br>
Thank you for your support and please reply with any questions,<br>
Liz<br>
<br>
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WHAT:&nbsp;&nbsp; Getting Started - the first &quot;Compost with
Confidence&quot; workshop in the series<br>
<br>
WHEN:&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, June 26, from noon - 1 pm<br>
<br>
WHERE: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ithaca</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Community</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Gardens</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
(near the Farmers' Market)<br>
<br>
COST:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FREE (registration NOT required - just show up)<br>
<br>
CONTACT: Liz Falk 272-2292, email erf59@cornell.edu <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>
<br>
For a more information and class photos, please visit our website:<br>
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/compost/index.html" eudora=autourl><font
color=black><span style='color:windowtext'>http://ccetompkins.org/garden/composting<br>
<br>
</span></font></a><i><span style='font-style:italic'>The Compost Education
Program at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tompkins</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType> Cooperative Extension is funded by the <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tompkins</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> Solid Waste Management Division.</span></i><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><x-sigsep>-------</span></font><font
face=Arial><span style='font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Liz Falk<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Education and Outreach <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Compost, Gardens &amp; Markets<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Cornell Cooperative Extension<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>(607) 272-2292 ext. 268<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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