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Free composting class at next Temecula Valley Rose Society meeting


Last updated 9/19/2018 at 9:22pm

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will have a free backyard composting class at the Temecula Valley Rose Society meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The free composting class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula.

The Temecula Valley Rose Society will open the meeting to the public for the “how-to” class to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, and fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner.

Compost can be used to enrich the soil in gardens, lawns and house plants. Instead of putting organic waste into the garbage to be hauled to the landfill, learn to compost.

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to turn waste into a beneficial soil amendment. In composting, organic material is mixed together in a pile or bin, where literally millions of tiny microbes digest the material and turn it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

Low-cost compost bins, subsidized by the department, also will be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household). County residents can purchase compost bins with cash or Visa or MasterCard.

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources provides this free class in an effort to divert waste and help preserve valuable space in the county sanitary landfill. For years, the department has trained volunteer master composters who explain how to create compost easily and efficiently from organic wastes.

For more information on composting, contact Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or visit

For information on the Temecula Valley Rose Society, contact Rebecca Weersing at (951) 595-7046.


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