Become a Master Composter!
- 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 Tuesday, March 21st 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 2 Tuesday, March 28th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 3 Tuesday, April 4th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 4 Tuesday, April 11th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Week 5 Tuesday, April 18th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Course Fee: $25*. City of San Diego residents receive preferential registration. Registration will be open to non-residents 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the course.
*If the fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Diane Hazard at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a scholarship.
This course has been made possible through generous funding by:
Thanks to our site provider, Greenhaven at Ridgehaven.
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
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