Free Composting Classes!
Composting is nature’s recycling system for organic material, such as leaves, grass clippings, yard pruning’s, and certain types of food waste. The result is a soil amendment that helps plants grow healthier.
Want to learn more? Interested in learning how to compost your yard trimmings? Come to our FREE two hour session. Reservations required.
Free Basic Backyard Composting Class
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Elk Grove Community Garden
10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove, CA
When you attend the free class you will receive a free bag of compost and a free starter compost bin. RSVP is required. Call Republic Services at 916-669-6868 to reserve your spot today!
Deadline to RSVP: April 19, 2017.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings, prunings, barnyard manures, and food scraps. A backyard composting system can be set up to handle plant debris and food scraps, and the resulting compost can be used as a soil amendment in the garden.
More information on composting can be downloaded here
Basic Composting Workshops available to Elk Grove Residents
Elk Grove residents can learn about the benefits and techniques of basic composting at workshops conducted each spring and fall by the City of Elk Grove in partnership with the Elk Grove Community Garden.
Each attendee will receive a free starter composting bin at the workshop and free compost will also be available for participants to take home. More deluxe compost bins will be available for purchase at the workshop at a reduced cost.
See above section for workshop dates.
Worm Composting is a method of composting food scraps that utilizes roughly a thousand or more red worms, a box or bin, and some bedding. Red worms will happily eat leftover food scraps and will provide nutrient-rich worm castings (worm poop) in return. Worm castings are a great fertilizer for use in the garden or on houseplants.