Posts Tagged ‘free workshops’

Saturday, January 22, 2011
10 – 12 noon
San Diego Botanic Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Saturday, February 5, 2011
10 – 12 noon
Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019

Monday, March 14, 2011
2-4 p.m.
Welk Resort Farmer’s Market
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026

Saturday, March 19, 2011
10 – 12 noon
Summer’s Past Farm
15602 Olde Highway 80
El Cajon, CA 92021

Learn about the ins and outs of backyard composting and vermicomposting at this free workshop! Workshop will include information about selecting a bin, maintenance, harvesting, and more! A limited number of compost bins and worm bins will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Click here to pre-register now or to view a full list of upcoming workshops!


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A Master Composter turns a compost bin during a workshop.

El Cajon Composting Workshop
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
10am – 12noon
Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon 92019

We will cover backyard composting and composting with worms during this 2 hour workshop. A limited number of subsidized bins will also be available at the conclusion of the workshop.

Please pre-register by visiting http://www.solanacenter.org/1workshops.html or calling (760) 436-7986 x 222.

To view a list of additional free composting workshops, please click on the “Free Composting Workshops” tab located on the top right side of the page.

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Saturday, January 9th, 2010
San Diego Zoo Otto Entrance
(one block south of main entrance)

Learn how to create rich garden soil, save water, and reduce trash at the landfill by recycling your kitchen scraps and garden debris at this FREE workshop.

Workshop is taught by trained Master Composters from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and cover how and what to compost using both a vermicomposting (worm) bin and a backyard composting bin.

Pre registration required. Please register online at www.solanacenter.org or by phone 760-436-7986 ext. 222. Limit 25 participants.

Click here to pre-register now!

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hands_in_compostDon’t miss this free composting workshop this Saturday. The workshop, instructed by Master Composter Diane Hollister, will cover the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden! Workshop is sponsored by the City of Encinitas and provided by the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation.

Saturday, May 30th
10 – 12 noon

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas

Click here to pre-register now!

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home_treeMay 3rd – May 9th

From Sunday May 3 to Saturday May 9, 2009 across the United States and Canada, composting advocates will be encouraging everyone to Compost! The Solana Center will be celebrating Compost Awareness Week by holding a free composting workshop on Saturday, May 9th.

Water Conservation Garden
121222 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
10 – 12 noon

Click here to pre-register now!

workshop sponsored by the County of San Diego

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Click here to pre-register!

Click here to pre-register!

Saturday, April 11th

10 a.m. – 12 noon
Summers Past Farms
15602 olde Highway 80, Flinn Springs

Learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting including bin set up, maintenance, harvesting, and more! The workshop will take place during the Sweet Pea day at Summers Past Farms in Flinn Springs. Sponsored by the County of San Diego.

Please note: Subsidized compost bins for residents of the Unincorporated County have sold out until July 1st, 2009. Bins will be available after the workshop at the Solana Center discounted rate. Compost thermometers, moisture meters, and books will also be available after the workshop.

Smith & Hawken Biostack: $81
Wriggly Wranch Worm Bin: $71

For a full list of upcoming workshops click here.

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biostack4This is a very common question. The best way to get started is to attend a Free Composting Workshop. Workshops include information about choosing a bin, how to get started, and how to maintain compost bins and worm bins.

One thing to consider when getting started is what type of material you have on hand. If you have a lot of yard trimmings, grass clippings, and food scraps /coffee grounds a Smith & Hawken Biostack will probably fit you best. If you have food scraps/coffee grounds, paper, and a limited amount of space a Wriggly Wranch Worm Bin is great. Some people prefer using both. Biostacks can compost more material than worm bins but worm bins produce worm tea in addition to vermicompost.

For more information about getting started please see the Composting 101 page.

If you have any questions please contact the “Rotline” at (760) 436-7986 ext. 222 or send us an email.

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