Stop bagging leaves every fall and learn how to turn leaves, grass clippings and other yard trimmings into rich, organic mulch for your garden at the Compost Outpost.
With very little attention, your yard trimmings break down into nutrient-rich compost that can be used as mulch or fertilizer on your flowerbeds and lawn.
Backyard composting reduces leaf bagging, saves money on paper yard bags, adds nutrients to soil, reduces the need for expensive chemical fertilizer and pesticide, and increases moisture retention in soil by up to 60 percent. In short, composting saves gardeners time, money and water.
All residents benefit from composting, which reduces water pollution (less runoff from lawn chemicals) and saves landfill space and costs.
About the Compost Outpost
Located in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, this outdoor site features different types of compost bins.
Informational signage allows for self-guided tours for all Botanic Garden visitors, and it is a great activity for garden clubs, scouts and school groups.
Learn from the pros
Sept. 21, 2019
Botanic Garden, 3408 W.Freeway
This event is free, but requires registration. To get notified of new class dates and composting events, sign up for the newsletter. email@example.com To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-392-1234.
Oct. 10, 2019
Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107
Compost is absolutely one of the best soil amendments money can buy, but you don’t have to! Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. This class gives you the “dirt” on the most effective composting methods with a focus on practical techniques and “piles” of problem-solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.
Open from dawn to dusk daily.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Rock Springs Road
Take the first left into the garden, which has fountains on both sides. Drive into the Garden and go straight when you come to the stop sign. The path to the Backyard Vegetable Garden is located where Rock Springs Road ends
The Compost Outpost is an education facility — not a place to pick up or drop off compost materials.
The Compost Outpost is a joint project of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Park & Recreation, Fort Worth Code Compliance Solid Waste Services, North Central Texas Council of Government and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.