Specials and Events
Free Product Giveaway Saturday!
Second Saturday of the Month
Don’t miss out…it only happens once a month!
San Pasqual Valley Soils loves to donate back to our community. Each month, only on the second Saturday of the month, we will offer a single product of our choosing for free to the public. We invite you to come and load up whatever amount you need for your own benefit. Free if self-loaded into your vehicle using your own containers and tools. Product must be tarped in trucks or contained.
We will load any standard pick-up truck or small trailer (approx. 1-2 cubic yards) for a fee of $10/load (cash only during event). Guests that would like larger quantities must self-load it manually or purchase the material at our standard wholesale price which includes loading at no additional cost. Delivery of purchased material is available for a fee throughout San Diego county by San Pasqual Valley Soils trucks.
Our Next Free Product Giveaway Saturday will be April 8, 2023 from 7 am to 1:30 pm, weather permitting. If it is raining on the day of the event, it will be canceled.
The Featured Product for March is our Grower’s Mulch!
We look forward to offering 2 free products, compost & mulch, at our April event. Stay tuned!
All guests must comply with our SPVS Public Event Safety Guidelines in the attachment below.
Enter yard, stay in your car and drive up to an attendant to check in and get directions on where to go to pick up your compost (no need to call in advance). San Diego County is no longer mandating masks, but you are welcome to wear them at our facility. Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful response to our Free Product Giveaways!
Featured Product for March
This month we we are featuring our Grower’s Mulch. March is a good time to add mulch to the garden or refresh previous mulch applications. Mulching now will conserve and retain much of the recent rains we’ve received going into our warmer Spring and Summer weather. This screened, composted, mulch will provide a long-lasting, natural appearance throughout your landscape. It is great for weed control and will insulate plant roots to help them survive during cold spells when applied at the recommended depth.
This product is also ideal for orchard applications! The University of California Coop Extension recommends growers and gardeners maintain a minimum 3” mulch layer for optimum weed control and moisture retention. Note that a 4” layer of mulch will provide you 3″ of protection after the mulch layer settles. That is … apply 4” of mulch to achieve a 3” layer.
It is time to Prepare for Optimum Soil Protection with SPVS Grower’s Mulch around your garden, landscape shrubs and orchard! Pick some up or order for delivery.
Our composted mulch is free of pathogenic organisms and meets the highest quality requirements of the US Composting Council (USCC). For more information on the benefits of using mulch, check out Dr. K’s Blog Post and this a great article by Dr. Jim Downer of UCCE Ventura, “Benefits of Mulch”.
Click on the Calculator to figure out how much you need.
To order call (760) 746-4769
Or send us your order (or questions) with our “Request a Quote form”
Check out our product delivery information at Pick up/Delivery webpage.
Workshops and Events
Landscaping for Watershed Protection | Onsite Demonstration and Workshop
Apr 29, 2023 10:00am—12:00pm
Join Dr. K and a panel of experts as they discuss techniques to help you manage storm water on your property to protect the landscape and waterways. The presentation includes proven methods to prevent erosion and keep soil, chemicals and nutrients out of our waterways in San Diego County. Strategies presented include:
Mid scale windrow composting
Compost, compost socks, and compost blankets
Catchment basins and rock interrupters
San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center – 16911 Gunn Stage Rd, Ramona, CA, 92065
This free workshop is open to all San Diego County residents. It is sponsored by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and funded by the County of San Diego.
Get expert advice from Dr. K on Saturday, April 8th!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you have questions about our products? Drop by and ask Dr. K! He can provide solutions to help your landscape thrive.
“Healthy Soil Check-up with The Farmer & The Doctor” Drawing
Announcing a new monthly drawing for small San Diego County commercial farms on 20 acres or less!
The lucky winner will receive “A Healthy Soil Check-up with the Farmer & the Doctor”; an onsite consultation at their farm with Ernie Klemm and Dr. Craig Kolodge (Dr. K)! During their visit, Ernie and Dr. K will share and discuss resources for assessing, creating and maintaining healthy soils on the farm, orchard or vineyard.
Ernie Klemm is a long time Heritage Farmer with over fifty years of farming experience in the San Pasqual Valley and Ramona area and Dr. K is the current Manager of SPVS Business Development and Sustainability, a retired Plant Pathologist, a Farm Advisor, and County Director with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Ernie and Dr. K want to give back to the agricultural community of San Diego County and support sustainability by sharing what they have learned over a combined 100 years of involvement in agriculture and the practice of creating healthy soils.
If you are a small commercial farmer that would like a consultative visit with the Farmer and the Doctor, please click on the button below to enter our drawing which will take place the first week of every month. The monthly winner will be announced on our website and social media accounts. Dr. K will also contact the winner by email or phone to schedule the onsite consultation.
One farmer will be selected each month for this free consulting service with no financial obligation to purchase any products or services associated with the visit. The consulting visit must be scheduled prior to the end of the calendar year or during the first month of the following year. Growers are free to enter the drawing once a month for a chance to win a single visit from Ernie Klemm and Dr. K. Good Luck and Here’s to Healthy Soils!
This free monthly drawing is sponsored by San Pasqual Valley Soils in cooperation with KD Farms of Escondido.
Dr. K – In The News!
Featured Speaker and Workshop Instructor for
“SB 1383 Pathways to Success! Building the Final Link in the Circular Organics Economy“
at US Composting Council’s Compost2023 Conference
Dr. K was a Featured Speaker and Workshop Instructor for the “SB 1383 Procurement Workshop: Building the Final Link in the Circular Organics Economy” at US Composting Council’s Compost2023 Conference in Ontario, CA the week of January 24, 2023.
Compost2023 is the largest compost industry conference in the world that advances everything related to compost to benefit the environment and society. Dr. K’s workshop provides training and direction to industry professionals in order to become Healthy Soil Practitioners in compliance with SB 1383. The multi-phase workshop is hosted by the California Chapter of the American Association of Compost Producers, of which Dr. K is a member, and includes other instructors. A field trip to Cal Poly Pomona for healthy soil activities and presentations that feature a variety of application tools is also included.
Dr. K has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that makes him a compost industry leader and we are pleased to have him on the SPV Soil’s Team!
Our Loyal Customers Get Rewarded!
Buy 9 yards of select SPVSoils products and get the 10th yard free!
Rewards can be earned and redeemed on purchases of Grower’s Mulch, Planter’s Blend, Valley’s Best Compost, Nitro-Blend Compost, Monkey Hair Mulch and California Native Mulch®. Stop by our office to pick up your Customer Rewards Card and start earning free products!
Honoring our Active Military and Veterans all yearlong!
Current Military Members and Veterans qualify for a 10% discount on all orders at SPVS. Simply provide proof of current or past military service at time of purchase. We will honor the discount throughout the year as our way of saying “Thanks”.