Seattle Tilth Trains Volunteer Compost Educators This Spring
[King County] Food waste in landfills is a big problem, accounting for nearly one quarter of methane emissions in the US. Alternatively, when it’s diverted from the landfill, food waste can become an incredibly useful soil amendment, turning what was considered garbage into “gardener’s gold.” The benefits of compost are huge - reducing global warming, storm water pollution and waste, while building healthy soil and growing healthy plants.
Seattle Tilth is offering compost and recycling education, training volunteers to become compost and recycling experts in exchange for community service teaching other community members.
King County residents who live on the Eastside can apply for the Master Recycler Composter Eastside program. Training topics include composting food and yard waste, soil science, natural yard care and curbside recycling. Training includes 28 hours of classroom learning, field trips and hands-on practice starting on April 1 at McAuliffe Park in Kirkland (108th Ave NE).