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Workshop: Home Composting & Vermiculture

  • Sat, September 07, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Poway
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  • San Diego Horticultural Society Workshop

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Home Composting and Vermiculture

Instructor: Roy Wilburn

Learn the basics to get started composting your waste products at home.  We will also talk about vermiculture and how to set up easy-to-use-worm bins.  See how we compost, on site, and use worms  for our organic veggie gardens.  After the discussion, we will walk the gardens and see our composting and worm bins.

Roy Wilburn was a commercial tomato, pepper and strawberry grower in Mexico for 20 years.  He then went on to be the grower for Herb Thyme Farms in Oceanside for about 3 years.  He is now the Director of Horticulture at Sunshine Care, A Community of Assisted Living Homes in Poway.  There he manages 5 organic fields, a greenhouse, a rose garden and two fruit tree orchards plus the landscaping of the 32-acre facility. He also oversees food bank gardens on site and school gardens.

Assisting Roy will be Gail Matson, a Master Composter since 2000.  Since her time growing up in Missouri, her family has composted and gardened.  When she and her husband adopted kindergarten twins she decided to learn more about composting, and took the Solana Center Compost Class so she could educate not only their children, but have classes from the elementary school come to their house on field trips. She's helped students from 2-years old to 92-years old learn about composting (pre-school classes to senior community lunches).

To be held Rain or Shine

Bring the following:  

  • Pen
  • A smile
  • Umbrella or Sunscreen, as required
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Casual dress
  • Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED

 Questions or Cancel Registration

Registration will close three days before the event.
If you must cancel, be considerate and allow enough time to let another member register and attend.

By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk.  Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever.  
Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


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