Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Community garden

  • Compost Consultations

    Are you interested in setting up a better composting system at your community garden?

    The Master Composter Recycler Program offers FREE Composting Consultations for community gardens in Clark County, WA. A Master Composter Recycler Ambassador will come to your garden with resources, tips and tricks to guide you to composting success.

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    How does this program work?

    Is my garden eligible?

    Any school, church, or community garden can participate in the program. The application will help provide us the details we need to know how to help you best.

    What can I expect from my compost consultation site visit?

    A Master Composter Recycler ambassador will come out to your garden to provide you resources and advice (where to site a bin, what style of bin will work best, what to compost and not compost, how to manage your compost pile, etc.) to help you set up a successful composting system. The visit will take 30 – 60 minutes. At the end of the visit, we’ll leave you with a packet of resources to guide you and fellow gardeners on your own. You are always welcome to reach out to us with additional questions.

    What happens after my site visit?

    You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary supplies to construct your composting system and manage your pile(s). However, your ambassador will be available for additional visits to help you set up your system, check up on your progress, ensure things are working properly, and troubleshoot problems.

    So how do I get started?

    If you are interested in a Master Composter Recycler ambassador coming to your garden for a consult, please call (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352 or email us at mcr@clark.wa.gov and ask to set up a visit. All we need is some basic contact information and few details on your current composting set up, or lack thereof. This will help us determine what resources we can provide to best meet your needs.

    Please spread the word! This is a new service that we are proud to offer the community for free. If you know someone who works in a community garden space, ask if they have heard of this opportunity.

  • Compost Demo Sites

    Visit a Compost Demo Site

    The Master Composter Recycler program operates two composting demonstration sites in Clark County where visitors can view different bins, compost systems, and see compost being made on a backyard scale. These sites are open to the public daily during daylight hours. The locations are:

    CASEE

    Center for Agriculture Science and Environmental Education, 11104 NE 149th, Brush Prairie. Demonstration site is located at the west end of the NatureScaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens.

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    Heritage Farm

    78th St Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St, Vancouver. Demonstration site is walking distance from the parking lot, north of the orchard and west of the community garden.

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