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Santa Ynez Valley Backyard Composting Workshop

May 28th, 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 Santa Ynez Valley 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 Santa Ynez Valley workshop is Saturday May 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Solvang Branch Library in Solvang. Meet on the lawn in front of the library for the workshop. See the map on the right for driving directions.

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

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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