Hands-on Composting Workshop - Kona
for commercial orchard crop growers
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Organic Matters Hawaii
(73-887 Kupaloke Street, Kailua-Kona)
UH-CTAHR's Cooperative Extension, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP), and Western SARE welcome you to participate in a hands-on workshop about composting.
Utilizing proper composting techniques is critical for creating organic matter that is well balanced and beneficial to commercial orchard cropping systems. Incorporation of organic matter is important for the sustainability and promotion of biotic ecosystems above and below the soil.
Participants will have an opportunity to see a commercial composting facility, Organic Matters Hawaii (OMH) in operation and tour OMH. CTAHR and OMH will provide an overview of the benefits of compost and mulch production as well as discuss different methods of composting. USDA NRCS will also talk about conservation and cost-share programs for producers.
Participants will learn how to calculate the amount of “browns and greens” required for proper composting and create their own compost piles according to their calculations. This hands on activity will require you to get your hands dirty, so be sure to dress accordingly and bring gloves, if needed.
Click here for directions and a map to Organic Matters Hawaii.
Registration is required. This class is limited to 25 participants.
This composting workshop is FULL!
Please call Gina at 808-322-4892 to be wait-listed.
If you register and are unable to make the workshop, please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be a wait list and we would like to provide someone else with the opportunity to attend the workshop.
Attire and sun/rain protection:
The event location is likely to be very hot and humid and may receive rain. Please come prepared. We recommend:
This event is sponsored and co-hosted by UH-CTAHR, SOAP, WSARE, USDA NRCS and Organic Matters Hawaii.