San Diego

Free Backyard Composting Workshops

Learn from the experts how to turn your garbage into gold for your garden! You'll discover the different methods of backyard composting, how composting conditions the soil for healthy plants, and how you can save money and water. Visit the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation for workshop locations and to make a reservation, or call the Rotline at (760) 436-7986, Ext. 700.

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Master Composter Training Course

Become an expert in composting, meet new people and participate in interesting events, all while serving your community. The Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting, soil management and how to teach it to others. Certification requires attendance once a week at the five-week course and completion of 30 hours of community outreach. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to apply. A $25 materials fee will be collected upon registration. For information and to register for the course, visit Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, or call (760) 436-7986, Ext. 217.


Classes are held in the Auditorium of the Environmental Services Department's Ridgehaven "Green Building" at 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., plus two field trips.

The next Master Composter Training Course is scheduled for Spring 2017. Please check back later for more details.