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April 2, 2018

Free backyard compost workshops throughout Boulder County thru May 7

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:
Boulder: Monday, April 16, 6-8 p.m. Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St.
Erie: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St.
Longmont: Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. Boulder County Parks & Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Superior: Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m. Superior Sports Stable, 1 Superior Drive
Louisville: Monday, April 30, 6-8 p.m. Louisville Library, 951 Spruce St.
Boulder: Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Lafayette: Monday, May 7, 6-8 p.m. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd.

Cost: FREE - SoilSaver compost bins will be sold at the workshops for $55, check or exact cash accepted.

RSVP: Visit to register

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.