Sat, Jun 26|
The Duvall Food Forest
Join us to explore the magical world of controlled decomposition, also known as composting. Explore the basics of composting including process, systems, techniques, tools and helpful resources so that you can reduce waste and build healthy soil at home.
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Duvall Food Forest, 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd, Duvall, WA 98019, USA
About the Event
About the workshop
Compost is the result of a process of controlling decomposition of biological material. In the forests around us, this process is always happening, magically under our feet. We can mimic this process in our homes, gardens, and farms in order to eliminate waste in the landfill and the associated pollution of our land and water. You get the added benefit of your own free source of organic fertilizer to improve the health of your soil and to grow more nutrient-dense food.
In this workshop, learn about the decomposition process that's happening all around us and understand the basics for creating compost in your own home or garden. We'll explore various composting systems like the 3-bin composting system, humanure composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), windrow composting, and brewing compost teas. Learn which system is best for you, plus tools and resources for how to build and maintain it. Engage hands-on as we dig into a worm bin, brew a batch of compost tea or aerate a compost pile onsite. Go home with a deeper understanding of compost and how to engage in the process joyfully.
About the instructor
Jeff Davis is the founder of The Duvall Food Forest. In the past decade, he has served as an environmental educator, permaculture designer, and land steward throughout Southern California, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Western Washington. He has years of experience engaging with various composting systems. He brings into this workshop his knowledge, gained from hands-on experience and inspiring mentors, along with his passion for assembling biological material to create healthy soil.
+$0.75 service fee
+$0.75 service fee0