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Compost Workshop

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. for our compost workshop! In celebration of America Recycles Day, we are debuting a brand new compost barrel exclusively sold here at the EAC. This model is made from an ultra durable, 55-gallon drum that is easy to move around the yard. The convenient size of these drums provide the perfect amount of space for compost to brew properly, and an open top that makes stirring and transporting finished compost a breeze.

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, composting minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer. In addition to the multitude of environmental benefits to composting, there are many economic benefits as well. This includes our lowest price workshop for only $10 ($5 for EAC supporters). Workshop attendees can also opt for a compost barrel with a lid and bungee cord attachment for an additional $20 ($30 total, $25 total for EAC supporters).

If you’ve ever considered backyard composting, now is the time to learn all about it. Along with your 55-gallon compost barrel, this 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.

55-gallon compost barrel

55-gallon compost barrel with lid and bungee cord attachments

Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please bring an appropriate vehicle to transport your compost barrel home.

Workshop location and other pertinent details will be sent out prior to the workshop.


November 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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