Composting Workshop (Soil Health Series #1)

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Description

Have you been feeling intimidated by the lingo and unknown in your compost? Join us for a beginner level composting class. This workshop aims to demonstrate and engage you hands on in everything you need to know about composting in your apartment, household or garden!

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. The basic theory behind composting
  2. Six practical methods of composting as strategies in different situations
    • windrows
    • three bin
    • rotating composters
    • vermi-composting
    • bokashi composting
    • sheet mulching
  3. Participants will get hands on experience in a friendly compost build competition (test your knowledge of compost theory by trying to balance materials, then get feedback on building a pile).

This workshop is one of three, as a course on soil biology, that we are hosting with the instructor – Emma Holmes.  Enroll in all the workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!

About the Instructor

Emma Holmes (pictured here holding the umbrella during a workshop) is an agrologist, farmer and soil scientist. A regular face at the UBC Farm’s workshop series, she is a warm and friendly guide for beginners and experienced soil students. She studied at UBC’s 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. Currently, Emma is teaching soil science at Kwantlen’s Tsawwassen Farm School and working for the Ministry of Agriculture as an Agrologist.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 9 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (2.5 hours)

Cost

$39 ($32 student pricing) + GST

This workshop is one of three, as a course on soil biology, that we are hosting with the instructor – Emma Holmes.  Enroll in all the workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!

Click here to register for this workshop