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Composting Workshops

Program Contact: WSU Master Gardener Question/Answer Clinic
(360) 867-2163 • master@co.thurston.wa.us

2023 Composting Workshops

Workshops are free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for in-person workshops.  Links to register for workshops on Zoom are provided below.

Virtual Workshop Recordings


Tuesday April 4, 2023

Introduction to Home Composting – Zoom

Noon to 1pm

Click to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_djGfbNiTTL69Emsozi4A8Q

Webinar will cover materials for making compost, what shouldn’t go in your compost pile, and what to expect from your compost pile.

This workshop is free and open to the public. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Saturday May 6, 2023

10-11am, Food and Yard Waste Composting

11am-noon, Worm Composting

Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (May 7-13, 2023), the Master Recycler Composter Program of Thurston County is hosting 2 in-person workshops on Saturday May 6, 2023 at the Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden.

From 10am to 11am will be a workshop on yard waste composting and from 11am to noon will be a workshop on worm composting. Come for one or both workshops.

The workshops will be held rain or shine.  The demonstration garden is outside and has no seating available, but you are welcome to bring your own chair.

Workshops are free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for in-person workshops.


Wednesday June 14, 2023

Food and Yard Waste Composting

11am-Noon

Dirt Works Demonstration Garden

Workshop is free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for this workshop.


Sunday July 9, 2023

Food and Yard Waste Composting

6:30pm-7:30pm

Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden

Workshop is free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for this workshop.

The demonstration garden is outside and has no seating available, but you are welcome to bring your own chair.


Tuesday August 22, 2023

Food and Yard Waste Composting

6:30pm-7:30pm

Dirt Works Demonstration Garden

Workshop is free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for this workshop.


Saturday September  9, 2023

10-11am, Food and Yard Waste Composting

11am-noon, Worm Composting

Dirt Works Demonstration Garden

From 10am to 11am will be a workshop on food and yard waste composting and preparing your compost bins for the winter and from 11am to noon will be a workshop on worm composting and preparing your worm bins for the winter. Come for one or both workshops.

The workshops will be held rain or shine.

Workshops are free and open to the public.  No advance registration is required for in-person workshops.


Tuesday October 10, 2023

Introduction to Home Composting – Zoom

Noon to 1pm

Click to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__T5q18DzSeyE5ZBGcQm81A

Webinar will cover materials for making compost, what shouldn’t go in your compost pile, what to expect from your compost pile, and how to prepare your compost piles/bins for the winter.

This workshop is free and open to the public. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 


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