Featuring pest-control expert Caroline Bragdon from the NYC Department of Health, this rat-abatement training focuses on the biology, behavior, and habitat of rodents and how urban gardeners and composters can prevent, detect, and respond to infestations. Registration required; e-mail [masked] or call 718.817.8543.

Saturday, March 9 •12–2 p.m. • The New York Botanical Garden, Watson Education Building, Room 302

The NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, funded and managed through the Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling ( provides education, outreach events and offers a variety of workshops on indoor and outdoor composting. For more information on composting, call our Compost Helpline at[masked] or visit NYCWasteLess: NYC Compost Project (

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