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).
Course includes lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip. Teams will work together to build, maintain, and troubleshoot their own traditional compost bins.
Master Composter certification requires attendance at 4 out of 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.
Tuesday March 12, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday March 26, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday April 9, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Course Fee: $25*. City of San Diego residents receive preferential registration.
Non-residents will be placed on a waitlist; registration will open 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the course, and is contingent on space available.
*If the fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Diane Hazard at email@example.com to apply for a scholarship.
This course has been made possible through generous funding by:
Thanks to our site provider, the City of San Diego.
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
|City of San Diego Resident||$ 25.00|
|Non-Resident of City of San Diego (waitlist)||$ 0.00|