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The Magic of Composting

Saturday | April 05, 2014 | 11:00 am — 2:00 pm

Oakland Roots School of Urban Sustainability | 923 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94607

Turn your food scraps at home into to Black Gold for your garden. Delve Into Types of Composting & Techniques for creating a healthy compost. This workshop will help clear the mystique of composting and give a clear process for doing it yourself. Know what to look for to have rich juicy soil.

SkillBuild: Interface with tools past peak oil/coal. Learn to skillfully use non-electric hand tools to build out the compost system. Build a Worm Bin & a three-part Compost Pile.

Schedule of the day: (compost)
Sign in- liability & payment
General Overview of day and Compost 101
Discuss Plans For 3-Part Compost Bin
Compost Build
Potluck Lunch
Learning Worm Bins and How To Put Them Together
Overview + Q & A and Closing

Nick Bellizzi:
Avid Permaculture Garden-Farmer, whose focus is in carbon sequestration/mineralization in soil for the health of the planet, and working with alternative methods for food production. He works in native plant landscaping, and has consulted and worked on various organic farms.

Fees to Cover Workshop Costs:
-One workshop- $15
-Both Days- $25
-Bring a Dish That Serves at least 10 ppl or bring/donate tools or materials- $10/single day $20/both days (or better)
-*Neighbors within a 5 Block radius get their first class FREE
-4 work trade positions per workshop are available, for those with lack of funds. please eamil us In Advance, if you are interested in one of these positions. serious inquires only.

Items we are looking for, for donation or lend:
Cooking Materials- Bunsen burners, pans & implements
2–5gal clean paint buckets with lids
First Aid Kits
wheel barrow

Bring Your Lovely Self + Friends, and if you can, Some Food to Share. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. It might rain, we will be there rain or shine. And remember to bring your own food and drink utensils.

We will be at a lot at 10th & MLK. Registration will be done at beginning, so please be on time!

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