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.
Kamoleao Laulima Community Resource Center, Hilo
(behind Prince Kuhio shopping center on Puainako and Ohuohu Streets).
Starts at 10 am.
HCC and UHH Students will be free with student ID. Adults $10.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 for up to 50 people, if you make a reservation and help out in the garden.
Ocean View Community Center
92-8924 Leilani Parkway
2 PM – 4 PM
Pahoa Feed & Fertilizer 15-2754 Pahoa Road
10am - 12 noon
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.