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Virtual Family Composting Course - County of San Diego

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Composting is a great way to get the whole family outdoors, improve science comprehension, and create a sustainable world together. This 3-week course for kids and adults will prepare your "green team" to successfully compost at home.


Does your family include a child who's a budding scientist, garden enthusiast, or conservationist in-the-making? Or perhaps you're planning to compost at home, but want to get the whole family on board to make it a success. If so, this virtual course will help kickstart your shared composting adventure, just in time for Earth Day! Our family composting course will cover everything you need to compost with confidence, all presented in a way that's fun and intuitive for kids. 

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Virtual Course Format

  • Virtual, 1-hour weekly meetings via Zoom will include live lessons from our educators, Q&A time, mini quizzes, videos, and more! 
  • Additional resources for both kids and adults will be sent in weekly mailers, from in-depth composting guides to fun pen-and-paper activities and experiments to try at home.
  • Share photos of your composting journey each week and we'll include them in our presentations. Your family gets an opportunity to shine, and we'll provide tailored composting advice based on your photos!

Topics Covered

  • The science and significance of composting
  • What can be composted & tools needed
  • Starting and maintaining a traditional compost pile
  • Using compost in the garden

This class will meet Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Week 1 - June 9
  • Week 2 - June 16
  • Week 3 - June 23

Course Fee: $25 per family*

Unincorporated San Diego County residents will receive preferential registration. Residents of incorporated cities will be placed on a wait list and apprised of space available 1-2 weeks before the start of the course. Please confirm that your home address is unincorporated BEFORE signing up for preferential registration. Enter your address here; you can receive priority registration only if your jurisdiction boundary is "S.D. COUNTY." 

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

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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
June 9th, 2021 4:00 PM   through   June 23rd, 2021 5:00 PM
Place of residence
Resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego - $25
Non-resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego - waitlisted; $25 upon acceptance

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