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.
Note: NEW DATES!
Week 1 Saturday, April 29th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 2 Saturday, May 6th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 3 Saturday, May 13th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 4 Saturday, May 20th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 5 Saturday, May 27th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Course Fee: $50*. Residents in Encinitas receive preferential registration. COURSE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS.
If the fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Diane Hazard at [email protected] to apply for a scholarship.
This course has been made possible through generous funding by:
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