Free Backyard Composting Workshop Set for Saturday, November 21st

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By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– A free Master Composter Training will be held on Saturday, November 21st from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Apple Valley Development Services Building, 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.  The class covers backyard composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), grasscycling, recycling, and how to become a Master Composter volunteer.

The program is sponsored by the Mojave Desert & Mountain Recycling Authority, whose local members include the Cities of Victorville and Adelanto, the Town of Apple Valley, and the County of San Bernardino. The goal of the Recycling Authority is to reduce waste, and by empowering residents to compost their green waste, it helps divert this type of material from local landfills.  Residents not only help divert waste, but also make valuable compost for their gardens for free.

The class will be taught by the Master Composter Coordinator Don Woo. Mr. Woo has been in charge of the program since 2012 and has been teaching backyard composting for almost twenty years.

The class is free.  Advance registration is required and space is limited.  To register, contact Don Woo at 951-265-8699 or by email at:

As the winter weather sets in and leaves start to fall, this is a perfect time for residents to learn all about backyard composting.  By composting, residents can create a useful product for their gardens, save money on soil amendments, and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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