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South Coast Backyard Composting Workshop

June 4th, 10:00 am


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 how you could do that? You are in luck; the County of Santa Barbara is offering a free backyard composting workshops to answer these questions and more.

Join your neighbors at the free annual South Coast backyard composting workshop. Thousands of area residents already know the benefits of composting, and you can learn too.

Where and when is the workshop?

The South Coast workshop is Saturday June 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Santa Barbara City College’s Lifescape Gardens.

Registration before the event is not required. Please show up before 10 to sign in.

The Gardens are located on SBCC’s east campus and overlooking Santa Barbara Harbor.Please note: the map on this page is approximate. Click on the map below for a larger version of where to meet.

Compost Workshop - SBCC Map

What is taught?

Get introduced to what composting is and how it happens. Find out about the different methods of composting, including hot aerobic composting and worm composting. Learn what materials to compost, which to avoid and how to use your finished compost. Bring your questions, stories and experiences, the County’s composting specialist will help you with your concerns.

Compostable materials are up to 50% of what is thrown away at home every day. Composting is a natural process that breaks down organic waste and transforms it into a valuable nutrient rich soil amendment, perfect for gardens, lawns and house plants.  It is nature’s way of recycling.

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