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Compost Workshop in Santa Maria Area

May 12th, 10:00 am



Gardeners everywhere know the magic of compost, but did you know you can make compost at home in as little as 10 minutes per week? It’s true, even if you live in an apartment!

Come out to the free workshop on May 12th from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Gardens, 624 West Foster Road in Orcutt.

The County of Santa Barbara’s compost guru will show you all the ins and outs of composting. Find out how it works, how to speed up your compost and what to expect from your home compost.

“Up to 40% of what we throw away every day can be composted” says Jeff Simeon, backyard composting specialist at the County. “I’ll show you how to take those scraps and turn them into black gold for your gardens and house plants.”

County Public Works holds this free event and sells discounted backyard composting bins to help local residents take advantage of this cost-effective way to handle food scraps and other plant based wastes.

More details about the workshop, including directions to the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Garden, are available at or by calling Jeff at (805) 882-3618.

Where and when is the workshop?

The Santa Maria Area workshop is Saturday May 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Garden.

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

The Garden is located in the County complex off of West Foster Road, in front of the North County Public Works Building. Please note, the map on the sidebar will take you close. Click on the map below for a more detailed picture of where to go.

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