The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina on a compost education booth at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival July 23.

Composting is a great way to reduce food waste and landfill trash while creating a soil amendment for home and community gardens.

This year’s festival, held in the Cottontown area, included live music, a tomato-tasting, kids’ activities, sustainability talks, and vendors representing the arts, agriculture and sustainability.

To learn more about composting, visit the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control website.