Learn to compost in class at CylburnIf you're seriously...

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March 05, 1995|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,Special to The Sun

Learn to compost in class at Cylburn

If you're seriously interested in composting, give the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service a call. It's offering 10 hours of composting training in return for 10 hours of volunteer service. You'll learn everything there is to know about the composting process, methods of composting, and building bins. A $30 registration fee covers the materials needed.

The classes will meet March 7 and March 14 from 7 p.m. to p.m., and March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A field trip with visits to several compost sites is scheduled for March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The course will be held at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave.

MA Call Michael Campbell at (410) 396-1888 for more information.

Smithsonian tours

The only residential stop on the Smithsonian's craft collections tour a week ago Friday was the home of local painter Sherry Wolf. Along with a visit to the American Craft Council Craft Fair and Clayworks studio, the group visited what Ms. Wolf calls her "Miami Vice-style home" in Owings Mills. It's the setting for her museum-quality collection of contemporary art furniture and her artist's studio.

For information on future Smithsonian tours, call (202) 357-3030.

Out, out, carpet spot

The Carpet and Rug Institute has put out a handy little spot-removal guide that should answer any question you've ever had about getting out just about anything spilled on your rug. Some of the advice is a little unrealistic: How many of us are going to vacuum our carpets a minimum of twice a week as preventive maintenance? But features like a treatment list for some 300 spills, from acetone to zinc oxide, make this booklet worth its $5 price tag. The "Carpet Spot Removal Guide" can be ordered by calling (800) 882-8846.

Indonesian artifacts

Sharon Harrison and Jim Green haven't decided on a name for their new shop yet, but the working title is Indonesian Arts and Crafts. The couple brought back Ikat hand-tied and hand-dyed weavings, pottery, hand-carved masks, unusual animal figures and much more from their travels in Indonesia. They're selling them out of their intriguing little home/storefront at 22 W. Franklin St.

Right now the shop is open Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment; hours will be extended in the spring. Call (410) 385-2879 for more information or to make an appointment.

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