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, April 3, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 2 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 3 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 4 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 5 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Course Fee: $25*. City of San Diego residents receive preferential registration. Other registrants will be placed on a wait list. If space is available, registration will be opened to non-residents 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the course in order of wait list.
Update Feb. 28: Course registration is now open to non-residents. Spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis.
*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.