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Backyard Composting 101

January 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Backyard Composting 101

Presented by Jamie Blanchard-Poling & Max Poling


  • Date: Sunday, January 15
  • Doors: 2:45 pm
  • Class: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Tickets: $18
  • Food & drinks will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.


Course Description:

Learn how to compost in your own backyard! We will cover what composting is, why it is beneficial, how to choose a composting site and process, the do’s and don’ts of composting, how to use your compost, and some of the science behind it. Keep your food scraps out of our landfill by learning how to compost them yourself, and create a quality compost product to use in your own gardens. Whether you have already started your composting system or have barely given it a thought, we can help you become a better composter!


Presented by Jamie Blanchard-Poling & Max Poling:

Started in 2018, Compost Queen is the innovative composting service created by Jamie Blanchard-Poling, a longtime environmental steward and nature lover. Inspired by her passion for renewable energy and zero waste, Jamie started Compost Queen to provide Northern Colorado with an achievable option for home composting. Max Poling, Compost Queen’s Business Manager and “Hand to the Queen”, enjoys driving tractors on our farms and helps create a great compost product for our customers. Together, Jamie and Max have created a sustainable and convenient way to compost food scraps in Northern Colorado, composting over 80,000 pounds in the last three years!



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Important class details (Please read carefully)

COVID-19 Policy

This workshop is planned based on the current health and safety guidelines issued by the Larimer County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health. 

  • Masks are not required but are encouraged
  • We will space out seating as best we can to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or demonstrating any symptoms of COVID-19 or any respiratory illness the day of the presentation or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We will happily refund your tickets.


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Originally published on December 8th, 2022. Updated on December 13th, 2022.


January 15, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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