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September 11, 2017

Free Backyard Compost Workshops held throughout Boulder County

Free Backyard compost workshops held throughout Boulder County

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

Registration can be completed at

What: Backyard Composting Workshop

When & Where:

  • Boulder:
    Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m.

    Boulder County
    Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St.
  • Erie:
    Monday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m.
    Erie Community
    Library, 400 Powers St.
  • Longmont: Monday,
    Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m.

    Boulder County Parks & Open Space,
    Saint Vrain Rd.
  • Louisville: Monday,
    Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
    Library, 951 Spruce St.
  • Cost: Free Workshop - SoilSaver compost bins will be sold at the workshops for $55. Personal checks or exact cash accepted.

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.

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.

For more information, visit, or contact Kennedy Roddy at 720-564-2226 or

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