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:
- A smile
- Umbrella or Sunscreen, as required
- 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.