Located at the Cabrillo College Environmental Horticulture Center Botanic Gardens, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
Open Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm during fall and spring semesters. Summer and winter session (January) hours are less predictable. Generally closed on holidays.
The site features examples of several manufactured bins, including a ComposTumbler rotating barrel composter, a Biostack, an Earth Machine, a variety of homemade and manufactured worm bins and a large two-bin system which can be turned using a small tractor.
Maintained by County of Santa Cruz Master Composters and Cabrillo Horticulture staff and students.
Directions: The Center is perched on 11 acres above the Cabrillo campus. Follow the Perimeter Road, turn up the hill towards the Center and park in the lot across from the 5000 building. From the parking lot, continue walking on the paved road that leads into the gated greenhouse propagation area. The Compost demonstration site is located at the end of the paved road on the right.