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Center for Sustainability at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to Host Compost Training Course on March 24 – 28

March 3, 2014 |

Image Credit: Hunter Francis, Director of the Center for Sustainability, Cal Poly Agriculture, Food and Enviromental Sciences (CAFES)

The Center for Sustainability, Cal Poly Agriculture, Food and Enviromental Sciences’ (CAFES) training course is a 4-Day Professional Development Certificate Series in large-scale composting. Additionally, there will be a 1-Day Industry/Grower Compost Symposium that will take place on Friday, March 28. More details are below:

Professional Development Certificate Series (Monday -Thursday)

A four-day comprehensive training on large-scale composting. This workshop will lead participants through the entire composting process from site selection and management techniques, to compost utilization and marketing strategies. Workshop includes a combination of classroom, laboratory and hands-on exercises including recipes, troubleshooting, regulatory issues, and end product evaluation. One day will be devoted to a tour of regional composting and organics recycling facilities. An optional ‘Certificate of Technical Ability’ will be available upon completion of the course.

Ideal for:

  • Agricultural Professionals
  • Environmental Professionals and Advisors
  • Waste Management and Regional Planning Professionals

Industry/Grower Compost Symposium (Friday)

This special one-day symposium will include information and cutting-edge research updates for the effective assessment and use of compost for growers at all scales of production. Special emphasis will be placed on the benefits of compost for nutrient management and soil health. The day’s activities will include a compost tea demonstration, speaker panel, important industry updates, exhibits, lunch and an industry/community social mixer.

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All registration fees include instructional materials, lunch, breaks, and parking

FULL five-day registration: $500.00* (*ENROLL SOON! $450 if registered before March 8th)

Cost for the 4-day course: $450.00

Friday Symposium only: $75.00 (*SPECIAL $50 if registered before March 8th)


Register here:


Presented by the Cal Poly Center for Sustainability in collaboration with Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust

For more information and details on sponsor opportunities,

please contact the Center for Sustainability at

805-756-5086 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

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