Composting Workshops

Free Compost Workshops

Learn the why, what and how of home composting Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Composting is easy, it can be fun and rewarding, and it isn’t just for gardeners! Composting is a step everyone can take to reduce their carbon foot print. Attend a free workshop and start diverting kitchen scraps and yard waste while producing a nutrient rich soil amendment. Composting is nature’s way to recycle.

The 2019 Compost Workshop Schedule 

The workshops are typically an hour long. The registration form has complete location details.

Sunday, April 28, 12:30p.m. Location: Peace Park at the Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 28, 3:00p.m. Location: Peace Park at the Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 9:00a.m. Location: Columbia’s Farmers Market

Saturday, May 11, 10:30a.m. Location: Columbia’s Farmers Market

Saturday, June 8, 9:30a.m. Location: Clovers Market

Saturday, June 15, 9:30am. Location: Daniel Boone Regional Library

Saturday, July 13, 9:00a.m. Location: Capen Park Compost Demonstration Site

Tuesday, September 10, 5:30p.m. Location:  Capen Park Compost Demonstration Site

Please register here.

An email reminder with location details is sent to all registrants two days prior to each workshop
For more information contact Jody Cook at jody.cook@CoMo.gov or 573-874-6271

 

Compost Operations and Recycling Tour.

 International Compost Awareness Week is May 5-11.  The City is offering a tour of it’s commercial composting facility and Materials Recovery Facility.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 10:00a.m.- 11:30a.m

Location: 5700 Peabody Rd. Columbia Landfill Operations Facility

Register here. Registrants will receive a reminder with meeting location details. Drop- ins are welcome. 

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Teach Composting!

Volunteers make it happen!  City of Columbia volunteers teach the basics of composting at the workshops.

It’s easy to become a compost trainer! Composting experience is helpful, but not necessary.  Training is provided. Y

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