Compost, Beneficial Insects, and Earthworm Sources
San Diego County has various yard waste recycling programs where compost can be purchased. Some local agencies will give free compost to school gardens. In most cases, you have to pick it up.
American Insectaries, Inc.
30805 Rodriguez Rd.
Escondido, CA 92026-5312
Source for beneficial insects
California Integrated Waste Management Board
This agency is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Information is available on home gardening, compost, grass cycling and vermicomposting.
El Corazon, North County Compost
300 1/2 Mission Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Grangettos Feed and Garden Supply
Soil amendments, organic fertilizers, garden tools, irrigation equipment and products for children. Located throughout San Diego county.
1202 La Media Rd. West
San Diego, CA
Quail Botanical Gardens
Compost Demonstration Site
Demonstration: 1st Sat of each month, 11:00 a.m.
Sharons Worm World
Free compost and worm bins for schools, compost demonstrations sites, and gardening workshops
75 N. 4th Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Soil amendments and decorative rocks Call the (800) number for information on stores in Encinitas, Escondido, Lemon Grove and Santee.
Resource Conservation District
RCD performs water tests for a nominal charge