Classes and 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 our spring workshop series is open! Click HERE to register for a workshop.

*To ensure that we have enough materials for all our workshop participants, please complete your workshop registration at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop you plan to attend.

 

Backyard Composting – FREE. Pre-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 in action.

Date: Thursday, April 23  Time: 6 – 8 p.m.  Location: Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom

Date: Saturday, May 9  Time: 10 a.m. – Noon  LocationC.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: Saturday, May 30  Time: 10 a.m. – Noon  LocationC.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie

Date: Saturday, June 20  Time: 10 a.m. – Noon  Location: Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom

 

Lasagna Gardening – FREE. Pre-registration required.

Lasagna gardening is a great method to turn organic materials from your garden into rich soil right in your garden bed. No tilling or turning required! As part of this hands-on workshop, you will make a lasagna garden and learn all the basics necessary to get started building your own lasagna garden at home.

Date: Saturday, April 18  Time: 10 a.m. – Noon  LocationC.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie

 

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

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