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2020 Composting and Worm Composting Workshops

Pruning Workshop

January 18, 9 AM till Noon
Pruning Workshop - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

February 8, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

March 14, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

Wednesday, April 15, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

May 9, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

June 20, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Harvest Day!
Harvest Day!

August 1, 8 AM till 2 PM
Harvest Day - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

September 12, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.

Open Garden

Wednesday, October 14, 9 AM till Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Learn how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into “garden gold” aka compost.


(2019 completed events)

Wednesday, October 9, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Friday, October 4, 1 PM - 2 PM
Composting with Worms – Free!
ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, 95831

Saturday, September 28, 1:30 till 2:30p
Folsom Backyard Composting 101 - Free!
Public Library, 411 Stafford Street, Folsom, 95630

Saturday, September 14, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Saturday, August 3, 8 AM - 2 PM
HARVEST DAY! - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Saturday, May 4, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
The Wonderful World of Worms – Free!
The Learnery at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, 95818

Saturday, May 4, 10 AM – 11 AM
Backyard Composting 101 – Free!
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, 95827

Saturday, April 27, 11 AM – Noon
Backyard Composting 101 – Free!
Orangevale Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, 95662

Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM - Noon
The Basics of Backyard Composting - Special Event! - $10
4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, 95827

Saturday, March 9, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden - Free!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Backyard Composting 101 - Free
ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento 95831

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM - Noon
Worm Composting Workshop - Special Event! - $25
4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, 95827

Saturday, February 9, 9 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:00 AM - Noon
Backyard Composting 101, Carmichael Park Community Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael, 95608

2018 Composting and Worm Composting Workshops

Worm Composting for Kids
Worm Composting for Kids


The Composting Team was very busy in 2018 helping our community learn more about composting and worm composting.  Demonstrations were held at the Fair Oaks Horticulture center during Workshops, Open Gardens and Harvest Day as well as at local neighborhood libraries.

Neighborhood classes included:

Worm composting (vermiculture)
Learn the fun and benefits of composting with worms.  The class includes these topics:

  • value of worm compost
  • setting up a worm bin
  • what to feed your worms
  • harvesting techniques

Locations: Arcade Library, North Highlands-Antelope Library, Orangevale Library, Marion O. Lawrence Library

Basics of Composting
Turn yard waste into "gardener's gold."  This class on the basics of composting will include setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins, and tips for success.

Locations: Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, Elk Grove Library, North Highlands-Antelope Library, McKinley Library, Isleton Library, Sierra2 Center

Gardener's Gold!
Gardener's Gold!

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