Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the
UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
Client's Request: Last year I seem to remember that Master Gardeners offered “free” compost. Where can I get your “free”:compost this year?.
Help Desk Response: Thank you for contacting the UC Master Gardener Program's Help Desk with your question about free compost.
We do not have a free compost offer schedule this year. The offer of free compost last fall was part of a special event, so that offer has come and gone.
One alternative is to create your own compost. Master Gardeners are offering a lecture on composting at Our Garden (same place as our central county Great Tomato Plant Sale) on Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00am. You may want to put that on your calendar. Other gardening organizations and some cities often offer compost classes as well. Here is also a link to a Composting 101 document if you want to get started now: http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/files/172573.pdf
I am also attaching a document with sources of bulk recycled compost in the East Bay which you may find helpful. Note that this list may not be all-inclusive and is not intended to be an endorsement by the UC Master Gardener Program.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at our Great Tomato Plant Sale.
Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County (ECS)
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