Home Composting Workshops
The County of Santa Clara sponsors free workshops for both backyard and worm composting at home. Each class lasts about 2 hours. Compost bins and worm bins will be available for sale at all workshops except in San Jose.
Please pre-register by calling (408) 918-4640? at least 72 hours prior to the class or register online.
The County of Santa Clara Master Composter program is a volunteer organization designed to spread the word about backyard composting in Santa Clara County. Composting yard waste and food scraps is the most effective way to reduce waste, and also benefit local soil, water conservation and storm water protection. Residents can become an agent of change in this process by participating in the Master Composter Volunteer training program. There is a materials charge of $50, and participants receive training materials and instruction. Scholarships are available upon request. After graduation, volunteers are required to provide 50 hours of volunteer service in the County. Volunteers provide all types of support including staffing tables at events, starting school programs teaching classes on composting and worm composting, and helping at compost bin sales. Master Composters also get together each month to hear guest speakers and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in joining the Master Composter Volunteer Program or would like more information, go to www.ReduceWaste.org.
For a calendar of composting classes and water-wise gardening tours, visit Eco Gardens Bay Area.