Compost 'S cool is open and staffed on weekends from Victoria Day through Labour Day.
- Soil Building
- Weed and Pest Management
- Indoor methods (including Bokashi, Vermiculture and Composting Toilets)
Just learning the basics? We’ve still got our famous Basic Composting Workshop to introduce you to the world of soil and get you started. Rated 5/5.
- Saturday May 18 at 10am
- Saturday June 1 at 10am
- Saturday June 15 at 9am
- Sunday June 30 at 9am
- Saturday July 13 at 1:30pm
- Sunday July 21 at 9am
- Saturday August 1 at 9am
- Sunday August 18 at 1:30pm
Carbon Farming Workshops – NEW!
What turns our silty clay into healthy topsoil? CARBON! Learn the latest science about soil and see how to use simple materials in a way that captures carbon to improve soil.
- Monday May 20 at 1pm
- Saturday June 15 at 11am
Weed Workshops are Back
Learn how different weeds contribute to your soil so you can use them instead of fighting them.
- Saturday June 22 at 9am
- Saturday July 13 at 9am
- Sunday August 18 at 9am
Garbage Collector Day
Sunday June 16 – Bet you didn’t know there’s a day to celebrate Waste Collectors. Come down between 1 and 4 pm to meet a few of Edmonton’s best, make a thank you card to leave out on Trash Day, and take a look at one of our new Automated Collection trucks!
Teachers' Workshops are Back
Saturday August 31 – Build a worm bin for your classroom. Learn the basics of setting up, maintaining and harvesting a Vermiculture; create a recycling station and a teaching tool. Leave with your bin, resources for the classroom and great advice from fellow teachers. Sign up on EventBrite.
New Thanksgiving Event (So new it doesn’t have a name yet!)
Monday October 14 at 1pm
Bring your best compost, leaf mould, castings, or soil. We’ll mix our materials to create a microbe- and nutrient-rich blend, and then you’ll take home as much as you brought. Use it to inoculate your compost pile or garden.
Healthy soil is full of tiny living things that help plants grow. Damaged soil can lack many beneficial organisms. This event is about sharing the life in our soil and helping each other grow.
By sharing microbes we increase biodiversity and help heal chemical damage caused by our misunderstanding of soil over many decades.
Saturday November 2 – Last year 300 kids smashed over 500 pumpkins. You know you want to be part of that! Watch for details about this event on Facebook@CompostScool.