Proving that there truly is a week for everything, this week, May 4 through May 10, 2008, has been dubbed "International Compost Awareness Week," by the US Composting Council (also proving there is a group for everything).
There's even a theme and the theme for 2008 is: The Possibilities are Endless...Compost!
So, if you have been thinking about doing your own composting, now is the perfect time.
There are even some upcoming compost demonstrations to help make the task easier, including one on May 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden. They have a permanent composting demo there and the workshop will be led by LA County's Smart Gardening Program, which is a great program, where they teach you about backyard composting, worm composting, and water wise gardening. At the workshop, they will also offer compost bins at reduced prices, http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/specialevents.html.
Check out the Smart Gardening site to learn more about their other gardening programs, http://ladpw.org/epd/sg/