Environment Celebration Institute

Compost Class

LEARN HOW TO MAKE COMPOST (Compost Class is closed to new students)

This will be a balance of straight video lecture and hand-on demonstrations with thermal, worm, and static composts. The Instructor will be an experienced Microbiologist. This will include choosing which types of Compost to use, different types of starting materials, temperatures required, turning regimes, aeration and will include monitoring of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and micro arthropods. Learn how to select the proper fungal bacterial ratios that will give your plants the exact biology they need to thrive.

Registration is now open for the self-paced Compost Class and you can start immediately.

9 Video Class Sessions
8 Recorded Webinars
69 Video Slides
133 Pages of Video Text
9 .mp3 Audio Files
10 Quizzes and Feedback

How can you tell when something labeled compost is not actually compost? The difference between good compost which will benefit plants and reduced waste which often harms plants, will be discussed and demonstrated. These classes will show how to make incredible, biologically rich compost. One of the biggest mistakes people make when building a compost pile is not understanding what controls temperature in compost piles. Learn how to manage making compost so turning (thermal piles) is minimized, worm-compost bins don’t grow flies and annoying pests, and you can always end up with the exact biology your desired plants need to thrive.

  • What starting materials are needed and why?
  • What is the difference between good compost and reduced waste?
  • Learn how to make biologically rich compost?
  • What biology is need for what plants?
  • Learn when to turn the compost pile and how to monitor temperature

These intensive classes are for farmers, landscapers, ranchers, creators and distributors of agricultural products waste management professionals, soil and garden enthusiasts of all types, and anyone who touches the earth. Simply put, this information needs to be central to any effort to do sustainable agriculture.

You will be able to access all video class sessions and recorded webinars for up to one year from the date you purchased the class, but these may not be downloaded. You will be able to view the 30-90 minute class video session at your convenience. There are no set times for viewing the sessions. We ask that you complete the quiz for each session before proceeding to the next video.

You are welcome to download the other class materials and keep them with you forever for reference – Video Text Transcriptions, Video Slides, Quizzes and Feedback, and the Audio Recordings.

Compost Class Sessions (9 Sessions)

Session 1 – How To Make Compost
Session 2 – The Composting Process
Session 3 – Kinds of Composting Containers
Session 4 – Different Kinds of Starting Materials
Session 5 – Batch Systems – How Much of Each?
Session 6 – Worm Composting – Flow Thru System
Session 7 – Organisms in Soil After Adding Compost
Session 8 – Demonstration of Making Compost
Session 9 – Vermicomposting


These Classes will show you how to make incredible, biologically rich compost from natural material and how to prepare the materials, build the compost pile, and then monitor and adjust the progress of the pile until it reaches the stage of truly thermal compost filled with the biology necessary for growing your plants.

BEST VALUE!! The Compost class is included in the 4 Class Package. You can get this class and three others for a reduced price.