Clark County Public Health’s Composter Recycler program is offering a series of free online and in-person workshops aimed at teaching participants how to reduce their impact on the planet. The Composter Recyclers will host eight Wednesday workshops and two in-person field training events where participants can construct compost piles and view demonstration compost bins. Registration is required at clarkcountycomposts.org/classes-and-workshops/current-offerings. Participants will receive a confirmation email after registration. Recordings of previous webinars are also available on the Composter Recycler website. Here are the workshops offered this fall:
- Backyard Composting: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 11 via Zoom. Learn how to construct a compost pile and heat it up. Participants are eligible for a free compost bin.
- Red Worm Composting: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 18 via Zoom. Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin that will turn kitchen trimmings into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Participants can receive a free worm bin and worms.
- Composting Field Training and Instruction: 9-11 a.m. Oct. 21 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Hands-on instruction on weed identification, types of composting systems, how to build and turn a compost pile and how to use compost.
- Lasagna Garden Composting: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 25 via Zoom. Learn how to grow, build and plant a raised-bed garden from free, easily obtainable urban waste. No tilling or turning is required.
- Composting Field Training and Instruction: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 1 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver.
- Advanced Composting Techniques: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 via Zoom. Learn advanced composting skills such as the Bokashi method, trench composting and new technology systems.
- Recycling Done Right: 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 via Zoom. Become an expert recycler. Learn what items can go in blue recycling carts and what should stay out.
- Green Cleaning: 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Heritage Farm. Learn how to make three versatile and environmentally friendly household cleaners. Participants are eligible to receive a free green cleaning kit.
- Prevent Food Waste: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 29 via Zoom. Learn tips for combating food waste, minimizing food spoilage and using existing food.
- Low Waste Living: 7-8 p.m. Dec. 6 via Zoom. Learn how to live a low waste lifestyle, including tips and resources to refuse, repair, refurbish, reuse and donate.
The Composter Recycler program educates the community about easy ways to reduce waste, increase recycling and create healthier homes. For more information, call 564.397.7333 or email email@example.com.