Composting Demystified: Six Methods of Composting

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Description

Tired of buying soil amendments? Want to put your food scraps to good use? Intimidated by all the different ways of composting and not sure where to begin? Come learn everything you need to know about composting at this hands-on, beginner friendly workshop! Whether you are completely new to composting, have a neglected compost pile that you want to revive, or are looking for ways to improve an established compost system, this engaging workshop will equip you with everything you need to take your compost game to the next level.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

1) the basics behind composting

2) six methods of composting including:

  • windrows
  • three bin
  • rotating composters
  • vermicomposting
  • bokashi composting
  • sheet mulching

Participants will get hands-on experience in a friendly compost-building competition (choosing and balancing materials, building a pile).

This workshop belongs to a three-part “Building Healthy Soils” series that we are hosting with instructor Emma Holmes. This series is perfect for new or aspiring farmers, gardeners, ecologists, or anyone curious about soils. Enrol in all three workshops at checkout and receive a 15% discount!

About the Instructor

Emma Holmes is an organic farmer and soil scientist. She studied at UBC in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (B.Sc – Global Resource Systems) (M.Sc. – Soil Science) and completed a permaculture internship at the Bullock Permaculture Homestead in WA. Emma has been passionate about composting since setting up a three bin system for the YWCA rooftop garden in 2008, and has been giving workshops on composting since 2010. Emma teaches composting and soil science at Kwantlen’s Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.

Date and Time

Saturday, May 5 | 1:30 to 4:30 PM (3 hours)

Cost

$39 ($32 student pricing) + GST

Click here to register for this workshop