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Family Composting Course (In-Person) - County of San Diego

POSTPONED - MORE INFO ON EVENT PAGE Composting is a great way to get the whole family outdoors, improve science comprehension, and create a sustainable world together. This 3-week course for kids and adults will prepare your "green team" to successfully compost at home.

THE FAMILY COMPOST COURSE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED. A new date in early 2022 will be selected soon and registration will reopen at that time. Please email with any questions.


Does your family include a child who's a budding scientist, garden enthusiast, or conservationist in-the-making? Or perhaps you're planning to compost at home, but want to get the whole family on board to make it a success. If so, this course will help kickstart your shared composting adventure. Through elementary-level lessons, hands-on experience, and engaging activities, Solana Center's staff will teach your family everything you need to compost with confidence, all presented in a way that's fun and intuitive for kids. 

Classes will be conducted outside at a family home in Fallbrook. The address will be shared in a welcome mailer one week before the course starts.

Topics Covered

  • How composting happens, and why it's important
  • What can be composted and tools needed
  • Starting a traditional compost pile and keeping it happy
  • Using compost in your home and garden

This class will meet Saturdays from 12 - 2 PM

  • Week 1 - November 6
  • Week 2 - November 13
  • Week 3 - November 20

Course Fee: $25 per family*

Unincorporated San Diego County residents will receive preferential registration. Residents of incorporated cities will be placed on a wait list and apprised of space available 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.

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

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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Composting Workshop
Contract County Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
November 6th, 2021 12:00 PM   through   November 20th, 2021 2:00 PM
Koelkebeck Family Ranch
Fallbrook, CA 92028
United States
Phone: 760-436-7986  ext. 700
Place of residence
Resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego - $25
Non-resident of Unincorporated County of San Diego - waitlisted; $25 upon acceptance

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