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Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting

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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.

Upcoming Composting Workshops

 

July 2014

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wood Valley Ranch, Pahala (tentative)
10 am - 12 noon
UH Manoa CTAHR Extension off Mamalahoa Hwy across from Aloha Theater, Kealakekua
2 pm - 4 pm

August 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Pahoa Feed & Fertilizer, Pahoa
10 am - 12 noon
Volcano Garden Arts, Old Volcano Rd, Volcano (tentative)
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.

 

To register for composting workshops, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Master Composter/Recycler at 937-1100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

http://www.worms-hawaii.com/

 

 

WAIMEA Compost Workshops

Saturdays 9:00-11:00 AM
July 12 & 26, Aug. 9 & 23, Sept 6 & 20, 2014
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market

$10 per person. To register sign up at the farmer's market or contact: Samantha Robinson at 747-2737 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:
Fibrex Group