Compost Basics for Everyone
Description: What do food scraps and plant trimmings have to do with gardening? They can be turned from trash to treasure by making compost for growing healthy plants. You can also save money and the planet by making this nutrient-rich soil amendment yourself. We’ll cover basics for both backyard and worm composting. Whether you have a yard or not, everyone can do it. This free class is offered through South San Francisco Parks and Recreation.
Master Gardener Presenters: Nancy Kruberg has been a Master Composter since 2014 and a UC Master Gardener since 2018. She gardens regeneratively on her suburban hobby farm and composts using thermophilic, cold/static and vermiculture methods. Joe Lees has been a Master Composter since 2008 and now teaches the San Mateo County training course. He has been a UC Master Gardener since 2009 and enjoys growing vegetables in foggy coastal climates. He makes one batch of thermophilic compost per year and also tends a cold/static pile and a couple of worm bins. Kelly Torikai has been a Master Composter since 2018 and a UC Master Gardener since 2018. She manages a cold/static backyard compost bin, several worm bins and enjoys sharing sustainable and organic gardening principles with others.
Registration is Required: Please click here. Note: You will need to create an account before you can register.
Event Location: Virtual. Link to be provided following registration.
Additional Registration Information:
- This class is offered through South San Francisco Parks and Recreation.
- For registration information, call (650) 829-3800. Virtual office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Monday, May 3, 2021: SSF Resident registration opens online at 6:00 am. In-person registration will be offered on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Recreation Office - 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco.
- Monday, May 17, 2021: Non-resident opens online at 6:00 am.