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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. Now open to all registrants!

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.

January 13, 2019; 10 AM - 1 PM Week #1
January 20, 2019; 10 AM - 1 PM Week #2 
January 27, 2019; 10 AM - 1 PM Week #3
February 10, 2019; 10 AM - 1 PM Week #4 
February 17, 2019; 10 AM - 1 PM Week #5

Course Fee: $50*. Registration now open to all residents. Bring a friend from Encinitas, and their course fee will be waived.

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:

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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Master Composter Class
Contract Encinitas-Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
January 13th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   February 17th, 2019 1:00 PM
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States

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Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700
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Master Composter Encinitas Jan. 2019 Course Fee $ 50.00