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.

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 click to 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 or 573-874-6271

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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