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Master Composter Course (5-week Class)


  • WHEN Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
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  • AGES 18+
  • COST $50

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 seven times and retains water for up to seven 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 five classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service.

Course Fee:
- Cost: $50
- Residents in Encinitas receive preferential registration. Bring a friend from Encinitas, and their course fee is waived.

Dates and Times:
- Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Meeting Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 10 and 17
- Class does not meet on Feb 2.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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