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Master Composter Course in the City of San Diego (5 Week Course) - Kearny Mesa

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The five-week Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting. Course includes lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip.

City of San Diego Master Composter Course with Solana Center

Become a Master Composter!

  • 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. 

Class Schedule:

Week 1 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 2 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 3 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 4 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Week 5 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Course Fee: $25*. City of San Diego residents receive preferential registration. Other registrants will be placed on a wait list. If space is available, registration will be opened to non-residents 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the course in order of wait list.

Update Feb. 28: Course registration is now open to non-residents. Spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis.

*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:

Thanks to our site provider, Greenhaven at Ridgehaven.

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Master Composter Class
Contract San Diego City
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
April 3rd, 2018 5:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
The Greenhaven at Ridgehaven
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

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Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700
Master Composter Course Fee $ 25.00