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
This workshop is taught by Master Composter, Melanie Nehls Burow, along with Boulder County Master Gardener instructors. Workshops sponsored and hosted by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division. *Soil saver compost bins are available for purchase at cost ($60); arrangements can be made with Michal (they/them) at

Spring Compost Workshop Packet

Fall Garden Cleanup and Backyard Compost Workshop Packet

Watch Virtual Compost Workshop

Dates and registration links for the fall compost workshop series are be posted below. To watch a recording of the spring compost workshop, click the link above.

All workshops in 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom. Sign up for the workshop that works for you via the corresponding link below:

Mon, Oct 4, 6-8pm

Th, Oct 14, 6-8pm–uqTsqHsB2m5gMJ9A5TgYnMy5CyH4

Mon, Oct 18, 6-8pm

Sat, Oct 23, 10am-12pm

Th, Oct 28, 6-8pm

If you have any questions or trouble registering, reach out to Michal (they/them) at

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Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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