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.


Compost Demonstration Site Open House – FREE

Wondering what type of composter will best fit your needs? How to get your compost cooking? How to tell when compost is finished? What to use it for? Get all your questions answered at our Open House! Drop in any time between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Master Composter/Recyclers will be on hand to answer questions and provide resources. This event is part of NatureScaping of SW Washington’s Art in the Garden, bringing together local artists and musicians.

Date: Sunday, July 12,  Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  LocationC.A.S.E.E., Brush Prairie


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: Tuesday, July 21  Time: 6 – 8 p.m.  Location: Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom


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



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

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