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Compost Workshop in Santa Ynez Valley

May 19th, 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 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.



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