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Mid Scale Composting with Windrows - County of San Diego

Learn how to protect your local watershed and produce a fantastic soil amendment from composting. This webinar will demonstrate managing a mid-scale windrow compost. Offered in partnership with San Diego County Farm Bureau, this is Part 1 of our 4-part Farm & Ranch Composting series.

This webinar will address mid scale composting for farms and ranches with significant quantities of organic materials, including manure. Improper disposal of organic waste is unsightly, breeds flies, and can create health issues for livestock. It also can contaminate local water sources. Using compost on your garden and landscaping conserves water, mitigates erosion, sequesters carbon, and can help your plants thrive.

Come join us as we virtually visit Ramona's International Equestrian Center to watch a windrow compost pile build in process and visit with site manager, Nancy Zadrozny. Nancy is a 33-year resident of San Diego Country Estates (the Estates) and the manager of the Estates' Equestrian Centers and Landscape Department. She has applied her background in horticulture and ecology, along with 15 years experience as vice president of an engineering construction firm, to build a vibrant and successful composting program in her community.

Following County guidelines for environmental compliance, the process in its current form produces 50 CY of finished compost every two weeks. The finished product is made available free to the Estates' homeowners and is widely used for gardening, mulching and erosion control. This is a perfect opportunity for horse owners hoping to turn their manure into a valuable resource!

This webinar is funded by the County of San Diego and is intended for residents of unincorporated County. Anyone may attend, however, the webinar recording will be available for 7 days after the live presentation to unincorporated County residents only.

Help us get the word out to other unincorporated residents! You'll be entered to win a raffle drawing for every resident you get to attend the webinar. If you get someone to register, email and we'll enter a raffle entry for you. 

This webinar will cover the following

  • Benefits of composting  
  • Basics of windrow composting
  • Manure management for large livestock ranches
  • Permit considerations


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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Manure Management Workshop
Contract County Storm Water
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
March 10th, 2021 3:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

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