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Basics of Backyard Composting – With the Master Gardeners

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Basics of Backyard Composting – With the Master Gardeners

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Turn your garden waste into garden gold!

Saturday, November 11th 
10:00-11:30 a.m. in Room 12
Fee: free
This class is free but advanced registration is still required.
Please let us know ASAP if you cannot attend as seating is limited.


Join the Master Gardeners as they discuss backyard composting. This class is perfect for you if you’re just getting started with composting or need to troubleshoot your pile.

Compost is organic matter that has naturally decomposed into a soil-like substance. The end product is humus, a multivitamin for your garden soil.
This environmentally friendly process allows you to recycle fruit and vegetable waste and yard trimmings back into the earth instead of adding it to landfills. Your backyard will thank you, as compost promotes soil fertility, healthy root systems, and makes most soil types easier to work with.

The class discussion will include:

  • styles of composting
  • types of bins
  • what to put into your compost pile
  • what not to put into your compost pile
  • Best areas to locate your bin or pile
  • How to master the perfect ratios of green to brown, wet to dry!

Having problems with your compost pile? Is it smelly? Not heating up? Full of critters? After the talk, there will be time for getting your questions answered!

About the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County:

Master Gardeners are a volunteer group (over 200 in Sacramento County Branch) trained to use only UC research-based materials. There are branches all over California and all work through UC cooperative extension.  The Master Gardeners that will be teaching this class are a part of the Compost Education Project. Sacramento County Master Gardeners collaborate with city and county departments to provide information on water quality and composting, they maintain the demonstration gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center and coordinate events.


November 10, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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