Browns? Greens? Grass? Leaves? Banana peels? Learn the easiest and most effective way to compost, including how to effectively recycle your kitchen scraps and how to maximize carbon and nitrogen in your pile. Composting with the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method is the basis for growing the healthiest, most nutritious, and most pest- and disease-resistant plants. Bring a 5-gallon bucket of “green material” (grass clippings, young weeds and/or non-meat kitchen scraps). This ever-popular class includes a hands-on demonstration at the Common Ground Garden.

Taught by Robin Mankey. Robin works to connect people with the earth through growing food and through her local company, Take Root. She helps get home gardens going and keeps them flourishing. She is co-author of Ecology Action’s Booklet 34 – Food for the Future Now.

A project of Common Ground, sponsored by Ecology Action of the San Francisco Bay Area’s mid peninsula. For 40 years this 501(c)(3) non project has offered hands a number of activities to meet their goal of “Creating Abundance in Community.”  These include classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyles, as well as items like seeds and plant starts, organic composts, fertilizers, mulches, tools, natural disease and pests control products and much more.

For more information and to register, see the Common Ground Classes and Events website page. Note: Early registration is recommended as classes sell out.

Fee: $31