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FULL! Master Composter Course in Encinitas (5 Week Course)

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The five-week Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting.

UPDATE: This course is FULL! Click here to sign up for our Master Composter Course Interest List for information about our upcoming courses.

Learn the art and science of composting!

  • Minimize your carbon footprint by keeping food and yard waste out of the landfill, helping reduce harmful methane gas emissions.
  • Use this "waste" to create a nutrient rich amendment for your garden. Compost use reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. 
  • Reduce water use and increase water retention. Compost increases your soil's water holding capacity by up to 7 times and retains water for up to 7 days.
  • Work with a team to build, maintain and troubleshoot a traditional compost pile. Course will also cover composting with worms (vermicomposting) and compost fermentation (Bokashi).

Course includes lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip. Master Composter certification requires attendance of all 5 classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service.

Week 1 Thursday, October 5th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 2 Thursday, October 12th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 3 Thursday, October 19th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 4 Thursday, October 26th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 5 Thursday, November 2nd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Course Fee: $50* (see below for reduced prices!) Must bring payment (cash/check) to the first class.

  • City of Encinitas residents receive preferential registration and may attend the course for FREE!
  • Non-residents of the City of Encinitas may bring a friend for free (2-for-1 deal)
  • Non-residents of the City of Encinitas registering solo will pay full price

If the fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Diane Hazard at to apply for a scholarship. 

This course has been made possible through generous funding by:

Thanks to our site provider:

Cardiff School District

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Master Composter Class
Contract Encinitas-Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
November 2nd, 2017 5:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Cardiff Elementary School
1888 Montgomery Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
United States

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