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Events:

Thursday, July 30th
Compost Basics Workshop
Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.

Saturday, August 8th
Waste Not: Worm Composting 101
Learn one of the most earth-friendly ways to recycle the organic nutrients in your food scraps! You'll get to see a demonstration of how to prepare a new worm bed and how to harvest worm castings. Worm touching is optional and encouraged! If you are interested in purchasing worm composting equipment before class, be sure to reach out to mia@commongroundgarden.org

Funding Agencies

Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


Participating Agencies

City of Cupertino

City of Los Altos

Town of Los Altos Hills

City of Milpitas

City of Mountain View

City of Palo Alto

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Water District

City of Sunnyvale

West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)

Date:

2015-08-08


Hours:

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, 94306


Cost:

$40.00 (+$1.99 service fee)


Description:

Learn one of the most earth-friendly ways to recycle the organic nutrients in your food scraps! You'll get to see a demonstration of how to prepare a new worm bed and how to harvest worm castings. Worm touching is optional and encouraged! If you are interested in purchasing worm composting equipment before class, be sure to reach out to mia@commongroundgarden.org


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Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden


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Date:

2015-07-30


Hours:

6:00pm-8:00pm


Location:

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor Ctr. 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.


Phone:

408-918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Home Composting Education Program


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