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Free Compost Workshops

Composting is nature's way of recycling, where yard waste and food scraps are broken down to become nutrient rich food for plants. Read about the County's free workshops below or dive deeper and explore all of our backyard composting resources.

Private Composting Workshops

If you have a group of seven or more people interested in composting, County staff can provide a private workshop. This is a great activity for groups of friends, work gatherings, or for community organizations to take advantage of. Private composting workshops are also free! Please use the contact page to send us an e-mail with the details of your request and with the subject "Composting Workshop", and we'll reach out to make the arrangements.

Public Composting Question and Answer Sessions

County staff are available to answer all of your composting-related questions. Whether you're looking to reduce your environmental impact, learn helpful home composting tips, or have never heard of composting but are interested, these sessions are for you!

Upcoming Q&A Session:

  • Spring 2024 - Details TBD

If you miss the workshop in your community, more will be offered soon. 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.

June 2013 Composting Workshop web pic

What if I just have a question or two?

Feel free to email or call Mackie Forgey, our composting specialist, at (805) 882-3613. It may take a couple of days for Mackie to respond (she's a busy gal!), but she will 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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