Class Registration

You can register for any Good Earth Garden School class in several ways. You can use the registration form lower on this page, you can email Ellen or call her at 745-0758.  Note:  you do NOT need a PayPal account to register online.

Class locations are noted in the event details.

Backyard Composter- Certification Course, Section K


Backyard Composter- Certification Course

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Clinic Section K:    Friday, September 29,  2017

2pm - 4pm


Sponsored by the Mat-Su Borough
 This training will be offered several times throughout the year
Location:   Central Landfill's Classroom

at the end of North 49th State St. off the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy between the Glenn Hwy and Trunk Rd.


  • Train & empower compost experts throughout the MSB to educate residents, businesses, schools, dog mushers, farms, stables, & organizations to compost organic wastes.
  • Provide expertise to entrepreneurs wanting to start innovative composting & organic waste reduction businesses.
  • Provide Certified Composters with a Compost Hotline.

You’ll learn how to:

--  Successfully compost manures, yard wastes, & food wastes
--  Remedy a pile that’s too hot, too slow, or too stinky
--  Produce a matured, high-quality, horticultural product

You’ll learn

Does a pile HAVE TO get hot?  How hot?

What’s a simple bin for city-dwellers?

Does composting kill weed seeds?

Are some manures NOT okay to compost?

How deep do I layer ingredients?

Are activators necessary?

Can you add too much compost to garden soil?

Do coffee grounds add too much acidity?

How do I avoid stench?

What about winter & composting?


  • 3-ring binder
  • work gloves
  • work boots or shoes
  • camera
  • water bottle
  • organic wastes to compost, such as grass clippings, barn manure, weeds, leaves, food scraps (remove food stickers please).

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.