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The Composting for Farms, Schools & Community Gardens Workshop Series: Regulations & Regenerative Farming - Del Mar

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Learn about mid-scale composting regulatory compliance, permitting exclusions, and regenerative farming from field experts.

This workshop does NOT address typical residential composting or large-scale commercial composting. It is intended for those systems that fall in between: farms, parks, community gardens, schools, businesses, etc.

In this workshop, we'll cover the following topics: 

  • Field experts address regulatory compliance and permitting exclusions; guest speakers Rich Flammer from Hidden Resources and Erin E. McCowen from the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)
  • Regenerative farming; guest speaker Kevin Muno from Ecology Artisans

Learn about mid-scale regulations first-hand from our knowledgeable guest speakers:

Erin E. McCowen has been an Environmental Health and Safety Inspector with the County of San Diego LEA for 2 years, and is a composting operations specialist. Rich Flammer, founder of Hidden Resources, has eighteen years of composting management experience in seven U.S. states and Mexico, and has designed, permitted, managed, evaluated, consulted for, and/or remediated approximately seventy large-scale composting facilities for both private and public sector clients. Kevin Muno, co-founder of Ecology Artisans,  holds two permaculture design certificates and brings his hands-on experience in regenerative agriculture, ecological landscaping, and systems development to the business.

Space is limited. Thanks to the County of San Diego, this event is FREE. However a REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $20* is required to register for this event. This deposit will be completely refunded when you sign in at the event. There will be no refunds for cancellations or after the event. Unincorporated County of San Diego residents receive preferential registration. 

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

This event is part of the Mid-Scale Composting series:

If you're not already familiar with composting, check out one of Solana Center's free composting workshops

This event is sponsored by:

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Thanks to our site provider:

Thanks to our guest speakers:

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County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
April 21st, 2018 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Terra Madre Gardens
9928 Protea Gardens Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
United States

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Main Phone: (760) 436-7986
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Unincorporated County of San Diego resident $ 25.00
Non-Resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego (waitlist) $ 0.00

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