Compost Workshops

Offered every Sunday at 11:30 AM.

Composting turns organic waste that would end up in a landfill into nutrient-rich soil. Lower your carbon footprint, divert waste, and enhance your garden all with one solution. Join us for a one-hour workshop to get you started and answer questions. (Included with cost of admission)

Compost bins are available for $35 to Chula Vista residents who have attended one of the City’s composting workshops or the Master Composter Course.

Chula Vista residents can receive free admission to the Living Coast on select Sundays! Click here to sign up.

Bilingual Composting Workshop

Starting October 8, 2023, we will be offering a bilingual Composting Workshop on the first Sunday of every month!

Master Composter Program – Fall 2023

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
September 5 through October 17

This FREE seven-week Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting.  Course includes lectures and online demonstrations. Email to be considered!

Course covers the following:

  • Traditional composting
  • How to build a compost pile’ demonstration
  • Vermicomposting
  • Soil Health
  • Bugs in your compost pile
  • Environmental impacts
  • Much more!

*Attendance to all seven class meetings and completion of 30 hours of related volunteer service is required to receive certification from the City of Chula Vista.

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Virtual Compost Webinar

Can’t make the free Sunday workshops? Want to book a private virtual workshop for your group? Our Compost 101 Virtual Webinar is only $200 for a 30-minute live event, complete with a tailored program to fit your groups’ needs. Learn all about sustainable living including topics such as: how to start your own worm bin, what is composting, how to compost, and the benefits of recycling organic matter.

Contact: for details or questions

School Compost Program

Our new Composting Program is perfect for your class, garden club, or sustainability group. Suggested for Grades 3-8. We come to your school and teach the “Whats, Whys, and Hows of Composting”.  If you have a compost bin on site, we also spend time turning the pile together. Visit our School Outreach page for more details, fees, and how to register.

We also have a virtual version! Visit our Virtual Field Trip page for more information.

Compost Resources from the City of Chula Vista:

  • Check out a PDF of “Less Toxic Yard & Garden Care” from the City of Chula Vista.
  • Click Here for more information about the City of Chula Vista’s composting programs.
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Thanks to the City of Chula Vista, Environmental Services Division, for sponsoring all of our composting programs!