Compost and Mulch Use Toolbox

The Compost and Mulch Use Toolbox is a one-stop reference on the use of compost and mulch on different landscapes, and as a component of systems and treatments designed for carbon sequestration, erosion control, fire remediation, stormwater management and other uses. The purpose of the toolbox is to provide compost and mulch suppliers, state and local governmental agencies, contractors, homeowners, and others with information on using compost and mulch to improve our air, soil, and water; increase plant growth and vigor; save Californians money; reduce use of fossil fuels; and realize many other benefits.

* CalRecycle acknowledges and thanks Caltrans for the use of ideas and content contained in its Erosion Control Toolbox

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Compost Best Management Practices Webinar

    • Agenda
    • Day 1
      • Benefits of Compost Use presentations from Dr. David Crohn and Dr. Vic Claassen begin at 26:52
      • Compost Use for Roadsides and Compost Specifications presentations from Zach Tanner, Mike Ferrara and Hilary Nichols begin at 1:15:52
      • Compost Use for Conservation and Water Quality presentations from Dr. Britt Faucette and Dr. Sally Brown begin at 2:15:44
    • Day 2
      • Compost Use for Agriculture presentations from Cary Roulet, Judith Redmond and Dr. Miguel Garcia begin at 6:47
      • Compost Use in the City presentations from Peter Schultze-Allen and David Franklin begin at 1:01:08
      • Compost Use for Urban Landscapes presentation from Sarah Gronquist and Cielo Sichi and guests begins at 2:02:37
    • Webinar Questions and Answers
    • Webinar Resources