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Small Scale Composting with Aerated Static Piles - County of San Diego

Learn how to protect your local watershed and produce a fantastic soil amendment from composting. This webinar will demonstrate how to minimize your labor using a mechanized aerated system. 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 small scale composting for farms and ranches with moderate 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.

What is an Aerated Static Pile (ASP)? Aerated static piles offer a simple and cost-effective method for composting organic materials. These contained systems force air through the compost pile, encouraging rapid decomposition without laborious turning. The system we will be discussing is perfect for a small amount of livestock, for instance, 1 - 10 horses.

Come join us as we virtually visit Climbing Dog Ranch in Escondido. Owners Bonnie and Chris Haupt have worked with the County to create an efficient system for composting their on-site manure and protecting local waterways. 

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 2 weeks to unincorporated County residents only.

In this webinar, we will cover the following topics

  • Manure composting and its benefits
  • Minimizing labor without costly equipment
  • Managing concerns with neighbors


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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Manure Management Workshop
Contract County Storm Water
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
October 27th, 2021 3:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

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