Learn the art and science of composting!
- Minimize your carbon footprint by keeping food and yard waste out of the landfill, helping reduce harmful methane gas emissions.
- Use this "waste" to create a nutrient-rich amendment for your garden. Compost use reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
- Reduce water use and increase water retention. Compost increases your soil's water holding capacity by up to 7 times and retains water for up to 7 days.
- Work with a team to build, maintain and troubleshoot a traditional compost pile. Course will also cover composting with worms (vermicomposting) and compost fermentation (Bokashi), and more!
Course includes lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip.
Our graduates play a variety of roles in their communities, including: building compost piles in community gardens, helping students manage their school worm bins, and supporting Solana Center outreach at workshops, school presentations and community events.
Master Composter certification requires attendance at all 5 classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service.
This 5-week course will meet at the Ridgehaven "Green Building" every TUESDAY evening from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Week 2 - March 24, 2020
Week 4 - April 14, 2020
Week 5 - April 21, 2020
Course Fee: $25*. City of San Diego residents receive preferential registration.
Non-residents will be placed on a waitlist; registration will open 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the course, and is contingent on space available.
*If the fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Diane Hazard at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a scholarship.
This course has been made possible through generous funding by:
Thanks to our site provider, Greenhaven at Ridgehaven.
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
|City of San Diego Resident||$ 25.00|
|Non-Resident of City of San Diego (waitlist)||$ 0.00|