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.
Kamoleau Laulima Community Resource and Garden, Hilo
(behind Prince Kuhio shopping center on Puainako and Ohuohu Streets).
10 am - 12 noon with lunch at 12:30, if you help in the garden before or after the workshop
St. Columba's Episcopal Church,
2pm – 4pm
North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) Classroom A ,
45-539 Plumeria Street, Honoka'a
10am - 12 noon
Kea'au Transfer Station
10am -12 noon
April 22 Earth Day
Laupauhoehoe Charter Public School (not open to general public)
9am - ?
Montessori Educational Center Waimea,
65-1297 Opelu Road, Waimea
Waikoloa Village Association's Community Room
68-1792 Melia Street, Waikoloa
Pahoa Feed & Fertilizer
15-2754 Pahoa Road, Pahoa
10am - 12 noon
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church
1407 Kapiolani Street, Hilo
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.