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2013 Workshop Schedule

Home Composting for Busy People! Workshops. Click on the date to register for a class.

 

Workshop reservations are required! For questions or to register by phone please call (925) 906-1801 x306.

 

$$ Vermicomposting & Bin Building Workshops: For CCCSWA service area residents only. Registration fee applies. Workshop includes two hours of instruction, all bin materials and worms. Mail registration payment to the CCCSWA at 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 320, Walnut Creek CA 94596. Make check out to CCCSWA. For questions call (925) 906-1801 x306. 25 household max for these workshops.

 

Date City Time Class Location

12/5/2012

Walnut Creek

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Heather Farms Community Center

01/02/2013

Walnut Creek

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Heather Farms Community Center

01/19/2013

Walnut Creek

10:00-12:00 p.m.

Vermicomposting & Bin Building

Heather Farms Community Center

02/26/2013

Lafayette

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Orchard Nursery

03/17/2013

Walnut Creek

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

04/21/2013

Danville

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Sloat Gardens

05/11/2013

Lafayette

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Mt. Diablo Nursery

05/22/2013

Walnut Creek

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Contra Costa Times Garden

06/01/2013

Lafayette

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Lafayette Community Garden

06/22/2013

Walnut Creek

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Workshop

Walnut Creek Library

07/13/2013

Walnut Creek

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Sports Basement

08/10/2013

Lafayette

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Lafayette Community Garden

09/07/2013

Walnut Creek

10:00-12:00 p.m.

Vermicomposting & Bin Building

Civic Park Community Center

09/21/2013

Lafayette

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Orchard Nursery

10/12/2013

Lafayette

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Orchard Nursery

10/26/2013

Lafayette

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Mt. Diablo Nursery

11/03/2013

Walnut Creek

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

12/11/2013

Walnut Creek

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Composting & Vermicompost

Heather Farms Community Center

 

Workshop Locations:

  • Heather Farms Community Center, 301 North San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
  • Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
  • Mt. Diablo Nursery, 3295 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
  • Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
  • Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
  • Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek
  • Sloat Gardens, 828 Diablo Road, Danville
  • CCMG "Our Garden", 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette Community Garden, 3942 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
  • The Bounty Garden (Hap Magee Ranch Park), 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville

Advanced Workshop: Learn how using compost builds your soil, grows healthy plants, reduces pest problems and maximizes water retention.  Plant selection and placement will also be discussed.

 

$$ Vermicomposting & Bin Building Workshop: Learn to compost with worms! This is a very hands-on workshop. You will build your bin, take it home with your worms and knowledge, and start composting right away! Registration fee applies.

 

CCCSWA Instructors:

 

Billi Haug received her Master Gardener certification in 1997 and served as vice president of the Contra Costa Master Gardener Association in 1997/98.In 1998, she received her certification to be a public speaker for the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, sponsored by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. In May, 2006 she completed her advanced composting certification. She holds several talks on Healthy Gardening, Integrated Pest Management and gives Home Composting workshops throughout the community each season. She is an enthusiastic home gardener and enjoys sharing the pleasures of easy gardening the natural way.

 

Linda Mizes A graduate of the University of Chicago, Linda pursued a career teaching administrative medicine, retired and became a Master Gardener for Contra Costa County, then became certified as a Master Composter. She has been composting since the late 1970’s. Currently she is the School Garden Coordinator for the Master Gardeners helping to establish school gardens throughout the county. Since 2001, she has managed two school gardens and more recently, a lunch composting program at Orinda Intermediate School. In 2005, she wrote and produced a composting instructional video “Compost Cooks” intended for an elementary and middle school audience. She has been awarded Orinda’s William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award for her work at OIS and Miramonte High School. She is currently working on a book about composting in California.