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On Farm Composting Course - Escondido

 Registration is closed for this event
Learn on-farm composting management techniques from basics to troubleshooting; siting to vector control; and regulatory considerations to global impacts. This will combine lecture, hands-on training and a field trip to operational composting facilities.


This workshop does not address typical residential composting or large-scale commercial composting. It is intended for those mid-sized systems that fall in between, particularly farms and horse ranches.

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

- Neighbor-friendly composting best management practices, scaled to farms
- Compost basics, e.g. recipe considerations, feedstocks, and bulk density
- Compost management, e.g. site considerations, odor, dust, and rodent/vector control
- What is permissible on farms without permits
- Composting/water saving benefits
- Global impacts of composting 


Space is limited and unincorporated county residents have priority registration. There is a $25 fee to participate in this course. Non-residents will be charged once moved from the waitlist, and will be notified when$25 payment is due.*


Solana Center's general policy is that refunds will be provided to registrants up to 14 days prior to the start date of the course. There will be no refunds or cancellations after that date. 

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

Saturday, January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


If you're not already familiar with composting, check out one of our introductory composting workshops

This event is sponsored by:

   County of San Diego Seal


Thanks to our site provider:

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
January 18th, 2020 1:00 PM   through   February 1st, 2020 4:30 PM
Terra Madre Gardens
9928 Protea Gardens Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700
Email: Email:
Unincorporated San Diego County resident 25.000000000
Non-Resident of Unincorporated San Diego County (waitlist; $25 upon acceptance into course) 0.000000000