Composting is eco-friendly and saves you money. Yard trimmings and food scraps, taken together, make up a large portion of commercial and residential discarded resources. Composting is one of the most economical and effective methods of recycling these organic materials, and it prevents organic waste from releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the landfill. Additionally, businesses can save significantly on trash hauling fees by composting instead of throwing food waste away.
Visit our main office at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas to see many different types of composting in action!
The Food Cycle Model
Almost half a million San Diegans live in food-insecure homes, including over 150,000 children. At the same time, 40% of the food in America is thrown away instead of eaten. Feeding people is not a food shortage problem, but a networking and logistics problem. The Food Cycle model works to forge vital connections between farmers, landscapers, restaurants, grocery stores, and food banks.
If you’re new to composting, or an experienced gardener who just needs a refresher, you can get the dirt on compost here. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Compost Workshops!
If you want to really dig deep, become a Master Composter.
- City of San Diego Compost It Yourself Guide
- County of San Diego Backyard Composting Guide
- Buy Compost Supplies
- Build Your Own Backyard Bin | Construya Su Propio Recipient de Malla
- Build Your Own Worm Bin | Construya Su Propio Contenedor de Lombrices
- Worm Care Guide
- Home Composting Resources in the San Diego Area
- Composting with Manure
- Hot Composting
- Harvesting Worm Castings
- Compost Tea, Worm Tea, & Leachate
- Yard trimmings recycling guide for San Diego County