Outdoor Composting Part 1: Getting Started (Online) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $30.00

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Composting is a great way to keep yard waste and kitchen scraps from going to the landfill, which helps fight climate change, preserves space, conserves valuable resources, and results in an incredibly useful product – compost! In this online class, we will look at all the different ways you can compost outdoors, whether you live in the city or in a more rural setting. You’ll get answers to the questions below and will also have time to interact with others about your composting experience or lack of experience!

  • Is outdoor composting allowed where I live?
  • Are there laws or ordinances around composting?
  • How much space do I need to compost outdoors?
  • Where should I place my compost system?
  • Does my compost need to be contained?
  • What kind of system or container should I use?
  • Can I build my own or should I purchase something?
  • How much work is required to get this set up and maintain it?

*Note: This class focuses on the physical setup and requirements for outdoor composting. We will not dive deep into the process of composting. To learn how to be a successful composter, consider registering for Part 2: How to Be a Great Composter on May 25 (which will become available during our next class launch in March). Sign up for one or both parts of this outdoor composting class. They do not depend on each other.
-Part 1: Getting Started (online, April 20)
-Part 2: How to Be a Great Composter (in-person, May 25)

Your instructor will provide:

  • Resources will be emailed to students prior to the class. No need to bring anything to class. 

Skill Level
No experience needed.

Age Requirement
Students ages 12 and older are welcome to attend the class (ages 12-17 with permission via email to info@marinemillsfolkschool.org). 

Cost Details

Online Class General Information:

  • Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone). This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class. Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
  • You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.
  • If the class lists ‘Materials Needed’, you will want to purchase those materials and have them available as well.
  • Each class will be held using Zoom technology. You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on, prior to the class. You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.