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August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Registration for this event is CLOSED. Please join us for our September workshop!
Join us on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to build your own composter! Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time. Taking advantage of natural processes, minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer.
The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting. We’ll discuss various types of compost systems and techniques in addition to troubleshooting tips to avoid potential problems. Participants will make and take home a composter ready for use as well as a kitchen compost pail.
Option 1: Wooden Pallet Composter
This collapsible composter will measure approximately 3x3x3 when set up. It is open on the top, and easy to stir.
Price: $15 for EAC members; $20 for nonmembers.
Option 2: Plastic Garbage Cans
This model takes up little room and is easy to duplicate when you need more capacity. Cans are approximately 30 gallons in size, and participants build TWO composting cans.
Price: $25 for EAC members; $30 for nonmembers.
Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required. This workshop runs rain or shine. The construction process can get a bit messy so wear clothes that can get dirty. Bring an appropriate vehicle to transport your compost bin home. We will be using power tools; safety glasses are required and will be provided. For safety reasons, all participants must be 18 years or older.