Sunday, May 20th 2-4pm

Thermophilic composting is used to rid compost of human pathogens, plant diseases, and weed seeds. The best part is you can gather most, if not all, of the ingredients from your kitchen and backyard waste. This class covers what thermophilic composting is, ingredients used in a compost pile, and methods used to create healthy compost.  Help create a compost pile at the Farm using materials already at the Farm. Our instructor Branden Irvine is a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner and has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compost tea, and native plant restoration projects.

Mature 12+ welcome. Contact ARC for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area) and to sign up.

Cost: $15/members, $20/ non-members.

julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Sunday, April 15th 10am-2pm

Vermicomposting is an easy method for turning kitchen and yard waste to nutrient rich microbial diverse soil. This class will cover how worms can help to restore soil fertility, what ingredients can go into a worm bin, and what designs and methods can be used to create a worm bin. Branden Irvine is a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner and has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compost tea, and native plant restoration projects.

Mature 12+ welcome. Contact ARC for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area) and to sign up.

Cost: $15/members, $20/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Sunday, March 18th 10am-12pm

Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner Branden Irvine will lead this workshop.  This introductory class will touch on the first four chapters of Permaculture: A Designers Manual by Bill Mollison. This class will cover the philosophy behind permaculture, concepts and themes in design, methods of design, and pattern understanding in nature. Mature 12+ welcome. Through the World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farmers program (WWOOF). Branden Irvine lived and worked on farms here in the United States and Australia. He has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compost tea, and native plant restoration projects.

Contact ARC for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area) and to sign up.

Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.