Compost Workshop at the Sonoma Garden Park

  • Sat, May 8, 2021 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Sonoma Garden Park

    19996 7th Street East, Sonoma, CA

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Description

Have you ever tried to make your own compost for use in your yard/ garden?  Not easy is it?

During this last year, the Sonoma Garden Park has been producing its own finished compost!  All of the ingredients were collected on-site (minus a few amendments), and much of it has gone back out to the land as nutrients for the garden.  Our High School Enviroleader Program created space and a system for handling all of the material that is needed to make our compost.

 

This is where you come into the picture, we need some help making piles and thought this would be a great chance to share our knowledge/experience.  On this workday, we will discuss various methods of making compost and the advantages/ disadvantages of each one.  We will build two piles utilizing a few of those methods and ingredients, like Bokashi and Biochar. 

 

We will continue to follow the COVID protocols in place to keep everyone safe, so please bring a mask and respect 6ft distancing at all times. 

 

The Garden Market is open from 9 am to noon, so arrive early if you would like to shop for fresh fruits and veggies!

Bring:  Mask, Full Water Bottle, Sturdy Shoes (no sandals please), Gardening Gloves (not provided and optional) Light Snack (optional), Cash for the Garden Market (optional).

This is a free event sponsored by the Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District. Sonoma Garden Park was protected by Ag + Open Space in November of 2011 for recreation and preservation of its natural resources and learning classroom environment for agriculture field trips for nearby elementary schools through Sonoma Ecology Center’s “Growing Discovery” program. The 6-acre property, hidden in eastern Sonoma, is an incredible public park and working garden site in Sonoma Valley, containing a wide array of habitats alongside sustainably designed systems for both agriculture use and landscaping purposes.

Date & Time

Sat, May 8, 2021 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Sonoma Garden Park

19996 7th Street East, Sonoma, California, 95476, United States

Sonoma Garden Park
Events Sonoma Ecology Center

Visit our website www.sonomaecologycenter.org

Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

Since 1990, we’ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley’s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

Vision

We envision a future where people, land, water, and wildlife thrive.

Mission

Our mission is to work with our community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley.