Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657


Give your garden some extra love by adding compost

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on May 19, 2020 9:41:00 AM
As the weather starts to get warmer and our frosts get fewer and fewer, many of you are likely thinking about starting your gardens for the summer. And as you might have some extra time at home..
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Topics: Forever Green, Sustainability Tips, Composting

Waste Diversion for Hotels

Posted by Kate Manzer on Apr 21, 2020 9:14:00 AM
Did you know that for every $1 spent on reducing food waste, hotels can save between $5 and $10, according to the World Resources Institute? The same WRI study also found that on average, hotels..
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Topics: Actively Green, Sustainability Tips, Composting, Sustainable Food, Zero Waste

Sustainability Tips: Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Dec 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM
The holidays come with some sustainability challenges. Stanford University reports that, Americans throw away about 25% more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Consider all the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Recycling, Leave No Trace, Zero Waste

A Guide for Backyard Composting In The Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 30, 2018 11:21:07 AM
Getting Started with Backyard Composting Find an area in your yard that is approximately one cubic yard (3’x3’x3’). If the pile is too small it will not hold enough heat for microbial activity and..
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Topics: Composting

A Guide to Worm Bin Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 30, 2018 9:50:02 AM
Build Your Own Worm Composting Bin! Worm composting is great for folks who don’t have the space or volume of waste to support larger composting systems. Worm bins can be used in apartments,..
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Topics: Composting

Sustainability Tip: Here Is The Dirt On Worm Composting

Posted by Ford Sanger on Aug 13, 2018 12:04:48 PM
What is Worm Composting? Did you know that composting worms can eat up to their body weight on a daily basis? (Source: Cornell University)  
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting

Dos & Donts of Backyard Compost

Posted by Andrew King on Aug 7, 2018 10:47:23 AM
How do I keep my backyard compost happy and healthy? DOS
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Composting

New Compost Facility in the Eagle Valley

Posted by Shawn Bruckman on Aug 7, 2018 9:42:57 AM
New compost facility is great news for gardeners – and for local greenhouse gas emissions Ever wonder what happens to that banana peel after you throw it away? How about those yard trimmings?
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Composting

Sustainability Tip: What You Can Do With Your Own Compost?

Posted by Ford Sanger on Aug 6, 2018 11:06:41 AM
Common Uses for Home Compost Did you know that the US military uses compost at more than 30 munition sites across the country to remediate munition-contaminated soils? You too can reap the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting

Composting with Bears - Steps to Keep Your Compost Bear-Free

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Aug 2, 2018 11:24:49 AM
It doesn't have to be bad news bears when it comes to compost One of the biggest barriers for local residents in Eagle County to start their own backyard compost pile, is the concern over..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Composting

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