How do microbes break down waste? Why do some compost piles thrive and others fail? How can we increase our chances of a successful compost pile or worm bin?
During this workshop you’ll learn the answers to these questions and also how to use Bokashi — a fermented, anaerobic form of composting — and apply it to soil to create rich, organic matter for your garden. Teaming with active microbial life, Bokashi can supercharge soil with good microorganisms, leading to healthier plants and as a result, more nutritious and delicious food for you and your family.
This is the first in of a three-part workshop series with Cuauhtemoc Villa, and a part of Sonoma Garden Park’s Summer Speaker Series. The other two workshops (with links to register) are:
Saturday, August 13th, 10am-12pm
Making Compost Tea
Saturday, August 20th, 10am-12pm
Reducing Waste: Indigenous Permaculture Practices
Cuauhtemoc Villa is an expert on Native American farming practices and on the making and use of bokashi, a fermented, anaerobic form of composting. He promotes sustainable agriculture development in his outreach programs for youths and adults, encouraging best-use practices for future generations.
To register, click on the green link at the top right of this page. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins to complete the sign-in process. There may be some opportunities for hands-on work, so if you’d like to contribute please bring gloves and dress accordingly. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and a water bottle, and dress in layers.