Backyard composting allows you to recycle your yard clippings and fruit and vegetable scraps into a valuable soil amendment right in your own yard. It is a great way to save money, reduce the amount of waste that is disposed, and improve the quality of your soil. Download our Backyard Composting Guide for more information on proper backyard composting techniques.
Free Backyard Composting Seminars
Two Sessions: 8:00-9:00 AM and 9:00-10:00 AM on the following dates:
- Sunday, March 12, 2017 Southside Community Garden, 5th and W Street (Downtown)
- Saturday, April 1, 2017 Wild Rose Community Garden, 5200 Kankakee Dr. (North Natomas)
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 Brooks Truitt Community Garden, 19th and Q Streets (Mid Town)
- Saturday, September 9, 2017 MLK Jr. Community Garden, 3668 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Oak Park Area)
- Saturday, October 7, 2017 Southside Community Garden, 5th and W Street (Downtown)
- Saturday, November 4, 2017 Ninos Community Garden, Northfield Dr. at Ninos Parkway (South Natomas)
GeoBins will be available for purchase for $15. You must attend the seminar and be a City of Sacramento resident in order to be eligible to purchase the discounted bin. Limited to one per household.
Advance registration is not required. To help us plan you can RSVP on our events page at www.facebook.com/SacRecycle
At the seminar you will learn:
- How composting works
- What materials you should and should not compost
- Getting the right balance of food, air and moisture
- Maintaining your compost pile
- Vermicomposting (composting with worms)
- And more..
The Backyard Composting Seminars are taught in partnership with the City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation Community Garden Program and Worm Fancy.