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Master Composter Course in Encinitas (5 Week Course)

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The five-week Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting. NOTE NEW DATES!

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. Master Composter certification requires attendance of all 5 classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service.


Week 1 Saturday, April 29th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 2 Saturday, May 6th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 3 Saturday, May 13th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 4 Saturday, May 20th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 5 Saturday, May 27th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Fee: $50*. Residents in Encinitas receive preferential registration. COURSE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS.

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

This course has been made possible through generous funding by:

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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Master Composter Class
Contract Encinitas-Composting
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
April 29th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   May 27th, 2017 12:00 PM
Encinitas Boys and Girls Club (Griset Branch)
1221 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States

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Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700
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Course Fee $ 50.00