Facilitated by: Shawn Hendrickson

Owner/operator at Denver Compost Collective, llc.

www.denvercompostcollective.com

denvercompostcollective@gmail.com


BACKYARD COMPOST CLASS


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What is “COMPOST”?

COMPOST:  “Soil amendment, or a Universe of Life?”

“Greens” & “Browns”, What compost is used for by people vs. its function in nature, “Aerobic” (hot) vs. “Anaerobic” (cold) compost methods & consequences, Worm composting, bacteria & the critters of the pile...

The focus of this class is on backyard-scaled, “hot” composting. Therefore, even though any “organic” (previously alive) material can become compost-- we want no meat, dairy, oils, animal waste, diseased plants, weeds, etc. in a backyard pile.

When in doubt... keep it “nearly vegan”. (Materials like egg shells & pet hair are ok though!)

Why COMPOST?

Water conserving, fertilizing, pest-controlling, soil structure-enhancing... even serves us as an anti-depressant! Global-level, community-level, & individual-level benefits… -So, why waste such an amazing resource?

Where can you COMPOST?

Not just for farms… Commercial/industrial and city-scaled composting down to apartment-scale vermicompost (worms), bokashi (anaerobic) & other methods…

Who can do it?                -You can!


Quick & Dirty: HOW TO BUILD A COMPOST PILE


Problems/Questions? Or want to know more about Denver Compost Collective?

Feel free to contact us (contact info at top of page).