can you learn about composting in Orange County?
UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners
Composting Video Series
What is Composting? (brochure)
City of Brea Compost Classes for residents
Building Your Own Composting Bin: Designs for Your Community
Orange Coast College - Organic Gardening and Composting (Check schedule for 2019 classes)
Fullerton Arboretum – Composting Series, Check below for 2019 classes
Fullerton Residents: Buy a Compst Bin for Only $15!
Shipley Nature Center Compost Classes - Check schedule for 2019 coming soon
Link to UCCE calendar of events (Check for 2019 Compost Classes)
Irvine Ranch Water District, Check events calendar for 2019
Composting Workshops and information, City of Laguna Beach
Free Composting Workshop at Fullerton Arboretum for city residents
City Recycling Coordinators
Contact your city recycling coordinator for more information on compost classes, vouchers or other programs near you. A list of recycling coordinators can be found here.
How to compost?
How to compost the easy way!
Recipe for Backyard Composting
How to Compost at Work
Composting for Kids, A Complete Guide for Composting at Home
Composting for Kids at School
When to get involved? Now!
You can make a difference! Take action in your community. Download the 2018 International Compost Awareness Week poster and check out how you can take action in your community.
Compost Fun Facts
1. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
2. You can compost in the winter! (Even if you live somewhere with harsh winters!) Earth911 has an excellent guide to winter composting.
3. Composting can clean contaminated soil. Composting absorbs odors and treats both volatile and semi volatile organic compounds. It also stops heavy metals from entering waterways or being absorbed into plants by binding them.
4. Did you know that some birds use compost to incubate their eggs? The Australian Brush-turkey builds piles of decomposing vegetation. The heat from these ‘compost piles’ is used to incubate their eggs so that they won’t have to sit on them! The compost pile maintains the eggs at about 33°C (92°F), 15°C warmer than the surrounding air temperature meaning that many more eggs can be incubated. (Source: Bakashi Living)
5. Unusual Things You Can Compost:
· 100% cotton balls
· Used matches
· Wine corks
· Pet hair
· Egg shells
· Peanut shells
· Dryer lint
· Stale bread
· Old spices
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