Monday, April 24, 2017

Free spring composting, green cleaning classes promote sustainable living


News Release from Communications, Clark County, Wash.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 24th, 2017 1:04 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark County's Master Composter/Recycler program is accepting registrations for free composting and green cleaning workshops. To register, visit

Workshops are:

* Backyard composting: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-noon, CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, and Tuesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m., 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Learn how to build a backyard compost pile that turns yard waste into garden gold.
* Lasagna gardening: Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon, CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Learn how to create lush, easy-care gardens in practically any location without hours of back-breaking digging or soil-breaking tilling.
* Green cleaning: Thursday, June 8, 6-8 p.m., Clark County Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St. Learn how to make versatile green household cleaners. Free kits and ingredients provided.
* Wormshop: Tuesday, June 13, 6-8 p.m., 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Receive a free bin, worms, information and resources, and learn how to build and maintain a worm bin.

"These workshops help people set up successful composting operations at home and live a more healthy, sustainable lifestyle," said Pete DuBois, Master Composter/Recycler Program coordinator.

The Master Composter/Recycler program educates the community about easy ways to reduce waste, increase recycling, and rethink our impact on natural resources. Master Composter/Recyclers, who have received 30 hours of training, help teach the classes.

For questions about the Master Composter/Recycler program, contact Pete DuBois at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4961 or
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