Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Upcoming Events
Events on February 12, 2015
JPA Board
Starts: 10:00 AM
Ends: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Location: Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility, 17000 Abbey Lane, Victorville
Events on February 21, 2015
Barstow MC Meeting
Starts: 11:30 AM
Ends: February 21, 2015 - 2:30 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.
Events on February 28, 2015
Needles Master Composter Training
Starts: 8:30 AM
Ends: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Location: Needles Recreation Center, 1705 J Street, Needles, CA 92363, United States
Description: The Free training class will teach participants about backyard composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), grasscycing, recycling, and how to become a Master Composter. Contact Don at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com for more information or to RSVP.
Events on March 14, 2015
Apple Valley and Victorville Plant Sale
Starts: 8:00 AM
Ends: March 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Location: Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores
Description: The Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores will be having a California Friendly Plant Sale. The Master Composters will be staffing a table at the events.
Events on March 21, 2015
Barstow MC Meeting
Starts: 11:30 AM
Ends: March 21, 2015 - 2:30 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.

Resources for Master Composters

One of the fun things about composting is that there is always something new to learn. This page includes a few resources for finding seed materials for your compost heap and also for learning more about composting.

MATERIALS

GREENS AVAILABLE AT APPLE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

Master Composters needing greens for their compost pile can stop by the Apple Valley Country Club to pick up cuttings from the golf course.

The Apple Valley Country Club is located on Rancherias at Highway 18. To get to the actual grass clippings, turn south on Rancherias (a traffic light) off of Highway 18. Before the next paved road (Tomahawk), there is a break in the chain/rope fencing on the right that runs along the golf course. That break in the fence is a dirt path for maintenance vehicles that winds around to a fenced maintenance yard area. Take that road past the driving range to the maintenance area. The dumpster containing the grass clippings was just inside the fence to the right.

MAGAZINES

WORM DIGEST

If your composting interests include worm bins, Worm Digest is an excellent resource.

Worm Digest
PO Box 2654
Grants Pass, Oregon 97528
541-476-9626
FAX 541-476-4555
mail@wormdigest.org
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The simple ethic of “waste not, want not” requires that we make the best use of all our resources. Leaves, grass, and other green wastes can be turned into a useful product. These materials don’t belong in a landfill. Throwing these materials in the trash is a true waste of resources.