Compost like a Pro!

  • Dates: April 18, 2020
  • Location: Rodale Institute
  • Address: 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Phone: (610) 683-1400
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $60 per person


This class will teach you to begin composting effectively in your backyard, quickly identify and troubleshoot compost problems, and harvest and use finished compost in your garden for improving plant growth.

The class will focus on choosing the right bin and location for composting, how to manage compost materials throughout the year, prevent pest and insect problems, and review many harvesting techniques. Participants will learn the basics of compost science and biology as well as compost utilization – how to effectively use the material in their garden.

Taught by Rodale Institute’s Farm Director Rick Carr, this class is designed for all individuals who wish to begin composting at home but are looking for the right push and ample information to compost effectively. This dynamic class will allow participants to ask questions during the presentation as well as provide sufficient one-on-one time with the instructor at the end of the class. The presentation will take place at Rodale Institute’s compost demonstration site, though brief lectures will be held inside in the case of inclement weather.

Tuition: $60/person. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible to attend educational events for free. Please email for details.

Online registration closes at 2 p.m. EST the day prior to the scheduled date.