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Free Backyard Compost Workshops

Backyard composting is an effective way to reduce waste and pollution, fight climate change, and provide quality compost for use in gardens. Plus, compost reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, suppresses plant diseases and pests, promotes higher crop yield, and improves water retention in soil. Learn how to compost in your own backyard with the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division during workshops on Thursday, Sept. 28 and Monday, Oct. 2, both 6-8 p.m. During the course, taught by master composter Melanie Nehls Burow, 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.

Free, but registration is required, as space is limited. (SoilSaver compost bins will be sold at the workshops for $55.) For details, call Kennedy Roddy at 720-564-2226, or visit www.bouldercounty.org/events/free-backyard-compost-workshop.