Get Your Compost On! FREE “Learn to Compost” Classes Offered

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Get Your Compost On! FREE “Learn to Compost” Classes Offered

Spring is here, and it’s time to take your recycling and gardening efforts to the next level by learning how to compost in your backyard! Learn how easy and fun it is to make your own organic compost from food scraps and yard debris at Denver Recycles’ and Denver Urban Gardens’ free Learn to Compost classes. Making your own compost conserves resources, saves you money, reduces the materials you send to the landfill, and increases the overall soil quality in your garden.

Free Learn to Compost classes start Saturday, April 30 and are offered through mid-October at the Denver Compost Demonstration Site within the Gove Community Garden at 13th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will open one month prior to each class date. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for classes, visit dug.org/compost or call 303-292-9900.

Each hands-on, two-hour Learn to Compost class teaches the basics of backyard composting. In addition, two types of special in-depth classes are also offered:

  • Worm Workshops focus on vermicomposting (worm composting) and are held once-per-month, May through October.
  • Build-A-Pile Classes give participants hands-on experience building an entire compost pile including: how to incorporate different ingredients, chop materials, water and turn the pile. Five Build-A-Pile classes are offered throughout the season.
Organic materials such as leaves, branches, grass clippings and food scraps make up more than half of what Denver residents send to the landfill each year. By learning to compost at home, you can not only conserve resources, but also help your plants, lawn and garden thrive!
This program is sponsored by Denver Recycles and Denver Urban Gardens. For more information about this program or other Denver Recycles programs, please visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles or call 311.