Home Compost Workshops

Home Compost Workshops

Learn how easy and fun it is to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into compost in this free workshop! These workshops teach composting options suitable for those with or without a backyard. Apartment dwellers welcome! Compost provides valuable nutrients for your garden soil, helps retain moisture, which saves water, prevents erosion, loosens clay and compacted soils for better drainage, and suppresses weeds. It is rewarding to know you are turning what some consider waste into precious organic material for your garden.

Home Composting Workshop – ONLINE

Join this workshop, which will include a lecture and live demonstration to learn why and how to build a backyard compost pile. If you are a San Mateo County resident, after attending this workshop, you’ll receive significant discounts on backyard composting bins.

This workshop primarily focuses on hot pile composting, which works best if you have a backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, check out our vermicomposting workshop – details in the next section, below! If you don’t have access to a backyard, but would still like to compost, you’re in luck! The instructor, Najiha Al Asmar, will also cover how to join the the Fresh Approach Community Compost Hub.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Register here

Vermicomposting Workshop – ONLINE

Learn about the wonderful world of composting with worms! This workshop covers the basics of why composting is important, and how to start and maintain a vermicomposting system at home. After attending this workshop, you’ll receive significant discounts on vermicomposting bins.

Vermicomposting is a great home composting solution for people without a backyard space, because you can site your worm farm inside your home or on a balcony. It’s also great for anyone interested in how living worms can produce great compost!

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Zoom