Free Compost Workshops
Composting is nature's way of recycling. Yard waste and food waste are broken down and become food for plants.
Read about the County's free annual workshops here, or explore all of our backyard composting information.
Always wanted to compost but never knew exactly how it worked? Wish you could compost but think your home doesn't have space for it? Ever hear about worm composting and wondered what it entails? You've come to the right place!
Free Annual Workshops
Every spring the County of Santa Barbara offers free composting workshops to answer all these questions and more. Whether you're looking to keep food scraps out of the landfill (and reduce greenhouse gas emissions), find out more about your current composting operation, or have never heard of composting but are interested, these workshops are for you!
This year's workshops are scheduled as follows:
The workshops are held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. If you miss the workshop in your community, more will be offered next spring. Check back here for dates, times, and locations. Or you can send us an e-mail with the subject "Composting Workshop" by using our contact page. Please include your name and address.
What about private workshops?
If you have a group of seven or more people interested in composting, County staff can provide a private workshop. These are also free. Please use the contact page to send us a note, and we'll make the arrangements.
What if I just have a question or two?
Feel free to email or call Sam Dickinson, our composting specialist, at (805) 882-3618. It may take a couple of days for Sam to respond (he's a busy guy!), but he'll be sure to get back to you.
Also, don't miss our comprehensive backyard composting guide on our home composting page. Chances are you'll find your answer there.
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