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Master Composter Course in Encinitas (5 Week Course)

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

Join us at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation for a composting workshop series on our home turf! 

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. The course will also cover composting with worms (vermicomposting) and compost fermentation (Bokashi).

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

February 8, 2020; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Week #1

February 15, 2020; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Week #2 

February 22, 2020; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Week #3 

February 29, 2020; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Week #4 

March 7, 2020; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Week #5

Course Fee: $50*. If you are an Encinitas resident and you'd like to bring a friend from Encinitas, email us their name at and their course fee will be waived. If you are not an Encinitas resident, please note that you will be waitlisted until one to two weeks before the course. If you are not an Encinitas resident, please do not pay until you have been notified that there is an open spot for you in the course. 

**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:


Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Master Composter Class
Contract Encinitas-Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
February 8th, 2020 1:30 PM   through   March 7th, 2020 4:30 PM
Solana Center
137 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
Main Phone: 7604367986  ext. 700
Resident of Encinitas
Non-Resident of Encinitas (waitlist)