Location of workshops (Unless Otherwise Noted):- MRWMD Facilities at 14201 Del Monte Blvd., Monterey Co. 93933 (2 miles North of town. Del Monte Blvd. Exit 412 )
Basic Composting- This workshop covers the basics of home composting of food and yard waste including: The benefits of composting, what to compost, how to build and maintain a compost bin or pile and how to use the harvested compost.
Vermicomposting- This workshop covers the basics and benefits of composting foodscraps with the help of earthworms in a enclosed system or container. It is an effective means of composting for those who live in apartments and/or have small or no yards. The resulting compost or worm castings are also thought of as one of the best soil amendments around. You will learn how to set up and maintain a worm bin, along with how to harvest and use the worm castings.
Take a deep-dive into the world of recycling! In 2018, the opening of a new Materials Recovery Facility locally coincided with major changes in international recycling markets. Recycling continues to be an integral environmental strategy to conserve energy and resources. Learn how what you can put in your blue bin has changed. Tour the Materials Recovery Facility to see how the District sorts your recycling. Hear about global trends and what items are turned into. Understand how your purchasing decisions and which bin your use supports recycling efforts.
Zero Waste Living:
Every choice matters; positive actions big and small can result in personal and community transformation. Waste reduction in our homes can provide significant benefits for personal health and the health of our environment. By making less waste we save precious resources; energy, time, money and more. This workshop will provide an inside look at how MRWMD Reuse and Recycling Programs benefit you and our local communities and introduce you to sustainable practices and tips to help get you on your way of creating a Zero Waste Home.