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Introduction to Composting

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM | Free | 407-599-3364 Event website

Hands holding composted soil with composting materials to the left

By composting, you can help reduce your overall landfill contribution and make organic matter able to improve the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of your soils.

Attend a City of Winter Park “Introduction to Composting” class and learn how to turn yard and kitchen waste into organic matter to use as a soil amendment, mulch, and potting soil. Composting of yard trash is an environmentally sound way to reduce solid waste by recycling a useful resource. If you have a large amount of food waste that ends up in the trash can or feel like you should contribute less to the overall flood of waste headed to our landfills, this class is for you. Designed for residents interested in learning about backyard composting, attendees will learn the basics of home composting, how to build your own compost system, and the benefits of composting.

The workshop includes a presentation and information packet. We are offering FREE backyard composters to Winter Park residents. To become eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must resident within the City of Winter Park Boundary. Check your your eligibility by viewing a map of the City of Winter Park Boundary.
  2. Residents must attend one of our upcoming Introduction to composting classes being led by Ed Thrall of UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.

Limit one composter per household. This program is sponsored by City of Winter Park Sustainability Program and UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Limited Seating.

Additional Introduction to Composting workshops will be held August 13 & November 12.

For more information, please contact


UF/IFAS Extension Service Orange County
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812 United States
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