Free Backyard Composting How To Workshop

Learn how to make something beneficial for your garden from things
you are already throwing away!

This is Riverside County's Backyard Composting Program! This program has been developed to aid the residents of Riverside County in composting their organic material, into a useful product and keep more waste out of our landfills.

Composting is Nature’s way of recycling. By definition, composting is the controlled decomposition of organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food waste.

Compost is the valuable soil product that results from proper composting. Composting helps to keep the high volume of organic material out of our landfills and turns that material into a useful product.

Compost is great for gardens and landscaping, and you can save money by buying less soil conditioner, mulch, and fertilizer.

Composted material is actually rather expensive to buy. Anyone with a little extra room in a garden, a little extra time, and a good source of compostable materials can produce good, high quality compost in as little as 6 weeks.

When you compost, you return the earth's nutrients back to the soil, where your plants absorb them and grow healthy and strong. Healthy plants are far more resistant to diseases and pests.

Instead of throwing away your organic waste, compost it! Be a part of prolonging the life of Riverside County's landfill space by composting at home.

It is a satisfying way to turn fruit, vegetable and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Composting is fun, easy, and educational.

Geobins will be available for purchase while supplies last for $12 by CHECK ONLY by Riverside County residents (limit 3 per household; proof of residency required).

Drum composting is the easiest way to compost, and you can compost meat/poultry and fish without attracting rodents in the Jora drum composter that I offer on my website (this is an unusual benefit--Jora is the only composter you can do this with). Soon I will have a free download about how to choose the best composting method for you. Until then, here is the link: http://www.whitelotusliving.com/best-drum-composter-c195.html

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  • Jan T.

    Lots of good info about composting but I prefer the drum method because it is far easier to do and I get great results from my composter, which is different from other composters. I also offer these composters for sale at www.whitelotusliving.com. Look for the book I wrote on composting which is downloadable from this meetup under "files/more" at the top.

    November 18, 2013

    • Maria

      Thank you so much for all the wonderful information. I really appreciate you being so generous to share it with me/us. It was great to meet you!

      November 18, 2013

    • Jan T.

      Maria, so great to meet you, too--I love meeting like-minded local people! Let me know if you need any help. If you post questions on our discussion board, you are likely to get answers! Cheers!!

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative; bummed about the Bio Stacks not being available anymore as that's what I was going to buy. Oh well, thankful that the Co. funds what they do! Nice to see you all!

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will the rain stop this from commencing?

    November 15, 2013

    • Jan T.

      No because it's indoors.

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess I left the wrong group! lol! I meant to leave the Tem Valley Womens group; didn't want to miss this outing.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Tori at Lettuce Cook for Y.

    Thank you Jan. I'm looking forward to this!

    1 · October 8, 2013

    • Jan T.

      You are welcome Tori, I will look for you!

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm wondering if parking will be an issue because of the Farmers Market down there?

    September 15, 2013

    • Jan T.

      There is the new free parking garage (link below). I haven't tried it on Saturday morning...and we could also carpool if enough of us want to do that. I've always been pretty lucky with parking on the street, but yes it can be difficult.: http://www.cityofteme...­

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • Tori at Lettuce Cook for Y.

      The parking garage is WONDERFUL!

      1 · October 8, 2013

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