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April 14, 2017

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Bethany Hentkowski, 720-564-2226

Free Backyard Compost Workshops held throughout Boulder County

These events are free and open to the public

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Resource Conservation Division is sponsoring seven compost workshops in various locations throughout the county. These events are free and open to the public, though registration is required, as space is limited. Registration can be completed at

What: Backyard Composting Workshop

When & Where:

  • Longmont: Tuesday, April 18, 6-8 p.m. Boulder County Parks & Open Space, 5201 Saint Vrain Rd.
  • Boulder: Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Thursday, May 4, 6-8 p.m. Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St.
  • Louisville: Monday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. Louisville Library, 951 Spruce St.
  • Lyons: Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. Red Fox Outdoor Equipment, 424 Main St.
  • Lafayette: Tuesday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd.

Cost: Free Workshop - SoilSaver compost bins will be sold
at the workshops for $55. Personal checks or exact
cash accepted.

Backyard composting is an effective way to reduce waste and pollution, fight climate change, and provide quality compost for use in gardens. Compost reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, suppresses plant diseases and pests, promotes higher crop yield, and improves water retention in soil.

Participants will learn how to start and maintain a highly efficient backyard compost system, including what to feed a compost pile, appropriate bins and methods for our geographic area, tips and troubleshooting, and much more. This free workshop is taught by Melanie Nehls Burow, a Master Composter in Colorado.

compost bin

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