Home Compost Education Project
The Home Compost Education Project is a partnership with the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency to educate the home gardener about composting. In fiscal year 2013-2014, a total of 24,252 people were reached through approximately 300 events, community gatherings, workshops, farmers’ markets, library series talks, and the resource desk. Many thousands more were reached via our website and Facebook page which provide educational information on home composting and pesticide use reduction strategies as well as many other topics. Five hundred seventy-six (576) school children were also reached in school composting presentations. Based on these efforts,an estimated 18,804 tons of organic materials (kitchen scraps and yard waste) were diverted from the landfill this last year. For more information, contact our office.
Composting Basics gives an overview of the process.
Several publications on composting are available here:
To see how compost is made large-scale, check out the article on Sonoma Compost.
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency features home compost information.
Environmental Discovery Center of Sonoma County
Spring Lake Park, Santa Rosa
Phone: (707) 539-2865
Composting information available for the public, hands on activities
for children, demonstration worm-boxes etc.
Hours are: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon - 5 p.m.
The Master Gardeners would like to acknowledge support for the home compost education program from the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency.