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2019 Composting and Worm Composting Workshops

Open Garden

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

Learn about different types of compost bins and get tips for success.

Composting Workshop

Friday, June 28, 10 AM – 11 AM
Backyard Composting 101 – Free!
Nonie Wetzel Courtland Library, 170 Primasing Ave., Courtland, CA 95615

Learn how to turn yard waste and vegetable/fruit waste into "Gardener's gold."


(2019 completed events)

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, CA 95818

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

Saturday, April 27, 11 AM – Noon
Backyard Composting 101 – Free!
Orangevale Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA, 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 59608

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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