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Learn How to Save Water and Money at OMWD’s Free Composting Workshop

Olivenhain Municipal Water District is offering a Basics of Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting workshop to the general public to promote water use efficiency. OMWD will hold the free workshop on Tuesday, October 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s Interpretive Center Honoring Susan. J. Varty.

Composting yard waste and food scraps improves soil and plant health, creates soil that is disease and pest resistant, and reduces the need for watering. In addition to providing direct benefits to landscapes, the practice provides ecological benefits including reduced greenhouse gas emissions from waste hauling and decomposition. Food waste is one the largest components of most landfills.

The workshop will teach the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Instructors from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will teach attendees all they need to know to get started with a composting plan that fits their needs and lifestyles.

The Basics of Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting workshop is a free event, although reservations are required. To register for this workshop visit our events page.