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International Compost Awareness Week 2019

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 2019 is May 5 - 11.


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.


2019 ICAW Activities/Events


5th Annual Compost Giveaway

Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://compostgiveaway2019.eventbrite.com


Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Maria Sargent Garden, Danville
Table from 10:00 - 2:00pm


Contra Costa Master Gardener "Our Garden" Talk

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:00-12:00 noon at "Our Garden"


2019 US Composting Council ICAW Poster Winner