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International Compost Awareness Week 2018

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. The goal of the program is to raise awareness around the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment.

ICAW 2018 is May 6 - 12.


RecycleSmart is partnering with the UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County to plan activities throughout the week!

ICAW is a world-wide education initiative that started in Canada in 1995. The US Composting Council oversees National activities.

2018 ICAW Activities/Events

Sunday, May 6

4th Annual Compost Giveaway

with Republic Services

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Heather Farm Park (front parking lot), Walnut Creek




Sunday, May 6

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over 40 Gardens on the 2018 Tour!

FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. www.BringingBacktheNatives.net


Wednesday, May 9

Hot/Cold Composting Basics

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County Demo Garden ("Our Garden")

Corner of Shadelands and N. Wiget, Walnut Creek

Hot/Cold Composting

Apply Your Compost: containers, beds, raised

Using Your Soilsaver Compost Bin