Compost Workshops
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Compost Workshops

About the Workshops

Backyard composting is an effective way to reduce household carbon footprints and provide quality compost for use in gardens. Come learn how to start and maintain a highly efficient backyard compost system by learning what to feed your compost pile, appropriate bins and methods for our geographic region, tips and troubleshooting, and much more. The workshop will cover each of the following topics:
• Cleaning up the vegetable garden

• Getting perennials ready for winter

• Winterizing your backyard compost pile

• Preparing for spring composting

• Getting trees ready for winter

• How to take care of your trees throughout winter

These workshops are taught by Master Composter, Melanie Nehls Burow, Boulder County Master Gardener instructors and the owners of Altitude Arborist. Workshops sponsored and hosted by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division.

Soil saver compost bins are available for purchase at cost ($65); arrangements can be made with Chandra Valenza,

Spring Compost Workshop Packet

Fall Garden Cleanup and Backyard Compost Workshop Packet

2022 Compost Workshops!

Monday, Oct. 17 from 6-8 p.m. Register Here
Virtual workshop with Master Composter and Altitude Arborist

Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – noon Register Here
In-person workshop with Master Composter and Altitude Arborist at the Boulder County Recycling Center, Education Room

(Compost bins will be available for purchase)

If you have any questions or trouble registering, reach out to Chandra Valenza,

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Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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