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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, May 18, 2012

Free Compost Workshop Comes to Santa Barbara

Compost Does a Garden Good!

Gardeners everywhere know the magic of compost, but did you know you can make compost at home in as little as 10 minutes per week? It’s true, even if you live in an apartment!


Come out to the free workshop on June 2nd from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at SBCC’s Lifescape Gardens 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara. The gardens are on top of the hill behind La Playa Stadium. Parking is available on site.

The County of Santa Barbara’s compost expert will show you all the ins and outs of composting. Find out how it works, how to speed up your compost and what to expect from your home compost.

“Up to 40% of what we throw away every day can be composted” says Jeff Simeon, backyard composting specialist at the County. “We will show you how to take those scraps and turn them into black gold for your gardens and house plants.”

County Public Works holds this free event and sells discounted backyard composting bins to help local residents take advantage of this cost-effective way to handle food scraps and other plant based wastes.

Directions to SBCC’s Lifescape Gardens and more details are available at LessIsMore.org or by calling Public Works at (805) 882-3600.

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