Lewis County’s Washington State University Extension program will lead a class this weekend on replacing chemical pesticides with more natural options, such as hungry goats and chickens.
Greenscaping: Pesticide Alternatives is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Floral Street and South Tower Avenue in Centralia, before the entrance to the Lewis County Central Transfer Station.
The event will cover how goats, chickens and other alternatives can help control weeds and insect pests in a garden or landscape instead of pesticides. Goats from Telegraph Farms will be clearing a section of the future demonstration site of the WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter and Master Gardener programs as a demonstration for visitors. The event will also include informational booths on noxious weeds, non-toxic landscaping and cleaning tips, proper solid waste disposal and recycling.
Door prizes include a compost bin and a book on gardening without chemicals.