Backyard Composting 101
Sep. 10, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hybrid (In person and on Zoom)
City of Petaluma + Daily Acts
Composting is nature’s way of recycling. Growing healthy plants start from the ground up! Like humans, plants require certain nutritional elements for optimal growth and health. Plants get some of these such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The rest relies upon the soil. By building up the soil and cycling back in organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, valuable fertilizer is fed into the soil to help micro-organisms create more enriching soil and plants. Fondly, this process of composting is often referred to by farmers as “black gold!”
Waste doesn’t exist in an ecosystem, there is a purpose and function at each stage of life! Composting is a great regenerative practice that increases soil health, retains water, and sequesters carbon.
Please join us for a free workshop, offered both in person and online, to learn ways to implement various composting techniques into your landscape. Lori will help to explain how to survey your existing soil, how to incorporate the right type of compost into your landscape, and various technqiues that you can use in your home- regardless if you are composting on your patio or backyard!
Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, Bay-Friendly Certified Landscape Professional, self-taught edible gardener, and residential sheet mulch maven. She recently received a technical certification from the Maine Compost School and works as an educator with Stop Waste. Her mission: “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides.” She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes and transforming yards in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007!
Please join us for an enriching workshop to learn all of the rejuvenating ways that you can turn your waste into your garden’s best ally for combating climate change, sequestering carbon, and creating healthy plants! Please note that this program will be held in a hybrid format. We will host the event in person in Petaluma, as well as a stream through zoom. Please register for your preferred viewing method.