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Producing Compost On-Site with the Healthy Soils Program

In this webinar for Healthy Soils Program awardees, we'll discuss the benefits, considerations, and options for creating compost on your cropland, orchard, vineyard, or rangeland, and how it fits into your funded project.


Compost application is the most commonly-funded practice within CDFA's Healthy Soils Incentives Program: during the 2020 solicitation, over 80% of the 300+ awardees included compost application in their project! For many growers and ranchers, producing compost on-site offers multiple benefits, including a convenient method for managing crop residues or manures; improving nutrient cycling on your property; and the ability to create a tailor-made finished product. If you are wondering how to get started composting or improve your existing compost system while meeting Healthy Soils Program requirements, this webinar is for you!

What if my HSP award doesn't include application of compost produced on-farm? No problem! If you're interested in using your funding to create and apply compost, we'll also discuss options for modifying your existing grant agreement to include this practice.

Although the content of this webinar is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, registration is open to all.

All registrants for this webinar will also receive a link to the recording after the live presentation has occurred. 

Topics Covered in this Webinar

  • Benefits of producing your own compost
  • Selecting and siting a compost system
  • Feedstocks and preparations
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Logging your work according to Healthy Soils Program requirements
  • Including on-farm produced compost in your existing grant agreement


This webinar is funded by


The Healthy Soils Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment- particularly in disadvantaged communities.
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February 16th, 2022 6:00 PM   through   7:30 PM
Virtual - Your Home Computer
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 715

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