february, 2022

16feb6:00 am7:30 amHealthy Soils Program Webinar Series: Producing Compost On-Site6:00 am - 7:30 am PST


Event Details

Producing Compost On-Site

Although this program is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, anyone can register and attend for free.

Sign up here.

This 3-part series for Healthy Soils Program awardees offers in-depth information on compost creation and use, and how to incorporate it into your funded project with plants for soil, watershed, and ecosystem health.

February 16 – Producing Compost On-Site with the Healthy Soils Program
March 2 – Compost: A Misunderstood and Under-Utilized Natural Resource for Creating Healthy Soil, Food, Water & Air Quality
March 16 – Integrating Compost, Plants, and Water Catchment for Sustainable Farmscaping

In this webinar for Healthy Soils Program awardees, we’ll discuss the benefits, considerations, and options for creating compost on your cropland, orchard, vineyard, or rangeland, and how it fits into your funded project. Although the content of this webinar is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, registration is open to all.

Compost application is the most commonly-funded practice within CDFA’s Healthy Soils Incentives Program: during the 2020 solicitation, over 80% of the 300+ awardees included compost application in their project! For many growers and ranchers, producing compost on-site offers multiple benefits, including a convenient method for managing crop residues or manures; improving nutrient cycling on your property; and the ability to create a tailor-made finished product. If you are wondering how to get started composting or improve your existing compost system while meeting Healthy Soils Program requirements, this webinar is for you!

Topics Covered in this Webinar

  • Benefits of producing your own compost
  • Selecting and siting a compost system
  • Feedstocks and preparations
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Logging your work according to Healthy Soils Program requirements
  • Including on-farm produced compost in your existing grant agreement

This webinar series is funded by California Climate Investments and the California Department of Food & Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation.


(Wednesday) 6:00 am - 7:30 am

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