East Hawai`i composting and vermiculture workshops are provided through a generous grant from the County of Hawai`i Department of Environmental Management and are provided regularly around the island. Workshop participants who monitor their waste stream compost, on average, 54% of their household waste!
For more information about how to compost, download the Backyard Composting Brochure.
Please visit our Calendar of Events for upcoming workshops, or simply check back here regularly to find a location and time that is convenient for you. Composting workshops will be posted here as they become available. Workshops are $10 each and include an Earth Machine.
Earth Machines are ready for pick-up by voucher holders at the Kea`au and Waimea Recycling and Reuse Centers.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Kua O Ka La Charter School
14-5322 Kaimu-Kapoho Rd, Pahoa
Register for this workshop also at 965-5098.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pahoa Feed & Fertilizer, Pahoa
10 am - 12 noon
Volcano Garden Arts, Old Volcano Rd, Volcano
2 pm - 4 pm
Register for this workshop also at 985-8979. Volcano Garden Arts serves organic, gluten-free vegetarian lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the website here.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
SPACE Farmer's Market at Uncle Robert's Club, Kalapana
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Montessori Education Center of Hawaii
65-1297 Opelo Road, Waimea
10 am - 12 noon
Waikoloa Village Assoc Community Room
68-1792 Melia St, Waikoloa
2 pm - 4 pm
A fun, interactive and informative two-hour workshop on the basics of composting. The first half of the workshop focuses on backyard composting techniques while composting with worms is covered in the second half. The workshop materials fee is $10 per adult with no charge for children ages 12 and under. A voucher for a free Earth Machine backyard composter, valued at $80, is given for each household completing the workshop. Worm bins and worms are also available for sale at the workshop.
For more information about backyard and worm composting, including bins and worms, check out Hawaii Rainbow Worms.
For information regarding worms for composting please click the link below.
Every other Saturday at 9:00-11:00 AM
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market
August 23, 2014
September 6 & 20, 2014
These Waimea Homestead Farmers Market Composting Workshops are taught by Samantha Robinson and Noah Dodd. Their session covers 4 composting methods: basic aerobic composting, sheet composting, commercial composting, vermicomposting, and Bokashi composting. Also make bokashi and take it home. Children and adults welcome. Open to beginners with no composting experience, farmers and experienced composters. A voucher for a free Earth Machine backyard composter, valued at $80, is given for each household completing the workshop. Also make bokashi and take it home.
Interested in composting/recycling containers? Here are more options to be aware of: