Master Mountain Composter program |

Master Mountain Composter program


SUMMIT COUNTY ” The Master Mountain Composter program will return for its second year beginning May 14. The action-oriented classes will run every Monday from 5 – 7:30 p.m. through June 25 (with no class on Memorial Day) and will cover such subjects as: the fundamentals and the science of composting; setting up a compost pile; high altitude and cold weather considerations; alternative composting methods; harvesting and utilizing compost; and much more. Classes are taught by local composting experts and even a Colorado State University research associate.

Community members that are unable to commit to participating in the whole program are encouraged to attend the classes that are of particular interest to them. A full schedule of classes will be available in May.

“Drop-in students” are charged $10 per class, whereas those that sign onto the full six-week program only pay $35 and commit to fulfilling 15 hours of community outreach hours over a one-year period.

The community outreach hours help High Country Conservation Center to extend the reach of their compost education programs. Hours can be fulfilled through activities such as manning booths, managing zero waste stations at various community events, writing articles, assisting neighbors with setting up a compost bin, or teaching a composting workshop.

Applications for the program are available by visiting or calling (970) 668-5703. Applications and community outreach hours are not required for the drop-in option.

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