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On Farm Composting: Part 1 Online Class

May 21, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join WSU Regional Small Farms for our next Dirt Talk event series all about on-farm composting. This is a two-part series for farmers who want to learn more about building, managing, and making high quality compost for use on your farm. Please see details below for Part 1 which is a virtual class. Part 2 will be an in person farm walk. You can register for one or both classes through the same Brown Paper Ticket registration link or go here for full class info.


On-Farm Composting: Part 1 – Online Class

Date: May 21st, 2024, from 6pm 7:30pm

Where: Online Via Zoom (you must register to get Zoom link!)

Audience: Farmers

This first class will be online with Kellie Henwood, WSU Regional Small Farms Coordinator who will be joined by Bob Gilby of Rokalu Farms. They will be delivering the following topics along with Q&A time for local farmers at the end:

  •  Introducing the compost process what is happening and why?
  • Calculating C:N ratios and overview types of compost systems (windrows, static piles, aeration, enclosed systems)
  • Management of composting to reduce pathogens and risk, along with Food Safety considerations (Organic Certification, food and produce safety requirements)
  • Overview of a local on-farm compost system
  • Troubleshooting common compost pile problems.
  • Farmer Q&A

Registration: Please note that you must register to get the Zoom link for this class.

If you want to register for both classes in this series: you must select the date of the first class on Brown Paper Ticket registration, add to cart, and then click “continue shopping”. Go back to the registration and select the second date of the class and add that one to the cart. Finally, click “Check out” and you should see registrations for both dates in your cart. For questions please email


About the Presenters:

Kellie Henwood with the WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program is a certified compost facility operator with the Washington Organic Recycling Council and small farms educator.

Bob Gilby is the owner of Rokalu Farm in South Kitsap and is a certified compost facility operator with the Washington Organic Recycling Council.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kellie Henwood (121 Oak Bay Rd, Port Hadlock WA / / 360-379-5610 ext. 201) at least two weeks prior to the event. 


May 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


WA United States