Master Composter

Why compost?

Better grass, better gardens, and a more Beautiful Fort Worth! Composting saves valuable nutrients from the landfill, puts them back into our soil, and lowers the amount of watering needed for a green front yard.

Did you know

More than 30% of what goes into the Fort Worth landfill could be composted. Through small changes in our daily lives, we can help preserve the landfill capacity for years to come and forestall millions of tax-dollar expenditures with new infrastructure.

Learn how to compost

From the basics of backyard composting to the science behind it, the Master Composter Class empowers participants to compost at home and to teach others about composting.

Learn the Basics

Compost 101 is a free one-hour volunteer-led class held at the Compost Outpost at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and at Fort Worth Community Centers.

101 classes are free, but registration is required. Click here to register

Check back here or follow Keep Fort Worth Beautiful on Facebook to stay up to date on classes and other composting events. For more info about the Compost Outpost, click here

Training & Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Compost Outpost Maintenance:
9-11 a.m. Fridays, Compost Outpost, 3408 W. Freeway
To join other master composters in maintaining the Compost Outpost at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, you must first become a GROW volunteer. For more information, Email Gail Manning.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden
9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and second & fourth Saturdays
Lend a hand with composting at the Tarrant Area Food Bank's Learning Garden, 3251 Sappington Place. Register online for a shift or contact Becca Knutson if your chosen day is full.

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