Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Upcoming Events
  • SB Co. Special Districts Water Conservation Fair
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM
    Location: Spring Valley Lake Community Center-12975 Rolling Ridge Dr - Spring Valley Lake
    Description: The Event will provide information on the latest trends in desert landscaping and ways to save water during the current drought. The Master Composters will be staffing a table at the event to promote composting, vermicomposting, and the Master Composter Program.
  • Barstow MC Meeting
    Starts: 11:30 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 12:30 PM
    Location: Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA, United States
    Description: The Barstow Master Composters meet the third Saturday of the month at the Desert Discovery Center (831 Barstow Rd-Barstow) to discuss Master Composter business and share gardening and conservation information. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Don Woo at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com.
  • Home Depot California Friendly Plant Sale
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Ends: September 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores
    Description: The Home Depot stores in Apple Valley (Apple Valley Rd) and Victorville (Roy Rogers Rd) will be having drought tolerant plants for sale from 8 am to noon. Tables from local conservation agencies will be on hand to provide conservation information. The Master Composters will also be on hand to promote composting, vermicomposting, and the Master Composter Program.

    For more information about the event, visit http://www.mojavewater.org.

Composting in Your Home

Composting is just nature’s way of recycling plant materials like leaves, grass, twigs, brush, and fruit and vegetable wastes. Through composting, these materials are converted into a form that can be used again to enrich the soil and nourish living plants. “Compost” is the finished soil product that is produced by proper composting.

Composting at home is quite easy to do. In fact, you’re probably composting right now, without even realizing it. Fallen leaves, grass clippings, dead flowers, and so on, compost naturally when they fall on the ground. But if you want to focus or accelerate the process, you can use a number of methods to make compost slowly or quickly.

View one of the topics below to learn more:

The Essentials of Composting

Why Compost?

How to Compost

What to Compost

What not to Compost

Compost Helpful Hints

Compost Troubleshooting

If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, consider become part of our active community of master composters!