Workshop #3: Composting for Beginners

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Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Venue: Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Learn the basics of food scrap and garden waste composting. Knowing this skill will help you reduce waste at home while improving your soil with organic matter.

You’ll be looking at various composting methods and their pros and cons, composting best practices, best inputs and you’ll have all of your burning questions answered.

By the end of the class you will have the confidence to get yourself a bin and get going at home and live happily ever after in waste-free bliss.

This workshop will be led by Keli Westgate. Keli is a Certified Permaculture Designer and works for Spa Hills Compost, the region’s only commercial food scrap compost company.

She has been experimenting with compost for over 7 years and will share her enthusiasm for waste reduction, the Soil-Food-Web, Earth Repair and Edible Landscaping.

She is also an instructor at Okanagan College and is on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Environment Network Society, a local non-profit dedicated to environmental education.


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