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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, (209) 575-5495
Release Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8:40:00 AM

FREE Backyard Composting Classes

The City of Modesto, in partnership with Modesto Junior College Community Education, is sponsoring FREE backyard composting classes this spring for residents of Modesto. Non-Modesto residents are also welcome to attend but there will be a $35.00 tuition cost for those living outside the city. The two spring classes will be held on:

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

*Advanced registration is required by calling 575-6063.


Those attending and completing the class will be given a $5.00 coupon towards the purchase of a City of Modesto compost bin. The class objective is to make information available on backyard composting, waste reduction/minimization, waste efficient yard care and vermicomposting. With spring just around the corner this is an excellent opportunity to show people how to make compost from their garbage waste and grow amazing fruits, vegetables and flowers in their own garden.

Happy Composting!