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On Farm Composting Course - Escondido

Learn on farm composting management techniques from basics to troubleshooting; siting to vector control; and regulatory considerations to global impacts. This series will combine lecture, hands on training and a field trip to operational composting facilities. **PLEASE NOTE** WORKSHOP TIMES VARY. Please see schedule in event descrption.

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: 

-Compost basics, e.g. recipe considerations, feedstocks, and bulk density

-Compost management, e.g. site considerations, BMPS, odor, dust, rodent/vector control

-Regulatory considerations

-Composting benefits

-Global impacts of composting 


Space is limited. There is a $25 fee to participate in this course.*


Cancellations made within one week prior to starting class (March 29th) will receive a refund less $5 handling fee. 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.*


Sunday, April 7, 1:30pm-5:00pm

Sunday, April 14, 9:30am-1:00pm 

Sunday, April 28, 9:30am-1:00pm 

Field trip date and locations TBD.


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
April 7th, 2019 1:30 PM   through   5:00 PM
Terra Madre Gardens
9928 Protea Gardens Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986
Email: Email:
Unincorporated County of San Diego resident $ 25.00
Non-Resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego (waitlist) $ 25.00