Master Composter/Recycler Workshops

Why waste a good thing?  Turn a liability into an asset by recycling organic waste to make a rich soil amendment. Learn the basics of enriching the earth and keeping good stuff out of the landfill at a composting or vermicomposting workshop!

Visit our “how to compost” page for some instructional resources. Or take one of our workshops listed below.

Registration for the spring workshop series is open! Click HERE to register for a workshop.


Backyard Composting –  FREE.  Registration required.

Want to begin composting your yard and some of your kitchen waste? This two hour workshop will get you started building soil health in your own backyard. Join us for an introduction to the science of composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to view composting bins and systems.

Date: Saturday, May 17,  Time: 10 a.m. – noon  Location: Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom

Date: Saturday, June 21,  Time: 10 a.m. – noon  Location: C.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie

Family Wormshop – $35 Materials fee. Pre-registration required.

Squiggly fun for the whole family. Learn the care and feeding of red worms and discover how they can help you turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants. Children should be at least five years of age to participate. Participants receive a worm bin and red worms to take home. Information is free, if you don’t want a bin and worms you can come for free!

Date: Thursday, May 22    Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom

Date: Saturday, June 28,  Time: 10 a.m. – noon  LocationC.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie

Composting Demonstration Open House – FREE!  Drop in anytime.

Wondering what type of compost system might be best for your household? Not sure about browns and greens? Want to see how to sift compost and learn how to get your compost cooking? What about worm bins? Bring your composting challenges and questions to our composting demonstration site on Saturday, July 12  anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and our friendly Master Composter/Recyclers will help you out!

Date: Saturday, July 12,  Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  LocationC.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie, WA



Want to learn more about all things sustainable and join our community of Master Composter/Recyclers who are helping to make a better world?  Apply for our annual training cohort. Apply now for the 2015 Master Composter/Recycler training.

Master Composter/Recycler workshops are sponsored by Clark County Environmental Services.

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Master Composter/Recycler Workshops are sponsored by Clark County Environmental Services.

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