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Want To Learn About Composting?

These 2-hour workshops are $10 per family (only one member need register) and they will provide you with everything you need to start composting. If you begin in spring, you will have finished compost to spread in the fall.

Participants may purchase an Earth Machine Compost Bin for only $35 at the workshop.

 

 

What You Will Learn

You will learn the "Greens Browns Water Air" approach to maintaining a compost pile. This approach uses simple scientific principles to guide your composting experience and is flexible to fit your lifestyle. You'll feel empowered to compost almost anything.

You'll know what not to compost and why, and where to use caution.

You'll see a dozen different compost systems at work, and be able to use the tools before you buy anything, to find what works best for you.

You'll learn how our climate affects our soil and get some tips for composting year-round. Yes, even in January!

You'll learn how compost contributes to turning our silty-clay soil into deep, rich topsoil and how other simple gardening strategies will build soil faster.

Upcoming Workshops

To register, call 311 or visit eReg.

Earth Day Workshops
Saturday April 21 or Sunday April 22 at 1pm

We'll be outdoors and even on sunny days your toes will get cold, so wear extra socks.

Compost Awareness Week Workshops
Sunday May 6 or Saturday May 12 at 1pm

Dress for the weather!

Summer Workshops
Saturday May 19 at 1pm, Saturday June 16 at 9am, or Sunday July 1 at 9am
Corporate Lunch 'N Learn

Host a 40 minute presentation and watch your business "go green" with the help of our waste reduction specialists. Call 780-496-5526.

Grade 4 Teachers

Invite our educator into the classroom for a two-hour hands-on presentation. Free to Edmonton schools only. Call 780-496-5404.

Host a Workshop

Host a soil building workshop for your social club or Community Garden. Free to not-for-profit groups within Edmonton.

For More Information

Our staff and volunteers are ready to answer your questions or even visit your yard to help you compost better.

Title The Compost Doctors
Telephone

780-496-5526

Email compost@edmonton.ca
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CompostScool/

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