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The Composting for Farms, Schools & Community Gardens Workshop Series: Benefits - Del Mar

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Learn more about mid-scale composting benefits and regulations for mid-scale vermicomposting from our guest speaker. Then enjoy a tour of a working mid-scale worm bin.

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: 

  • Unique regulations for mid-scale vermicomposting; guest speaker Andre Nantkes from A.B. Jones.  A.B. Jones is a social venture that partners with local industies to divert organic waste from landfills and create nutrient-rich soil amendments.
  • Harvesting and curing compost
  • Soil testing
  • Cold versus hot composting
  • Global impacts 

The hands-on section will include: 

  •  Tour of working mid-scale worm bin 

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:

​   County of San Diego Seal


Thanks to our site provider:

Thanks to our guest speaker:

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
April 28th, 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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