Led by Wes King
Saturday, May 30th, 3-4:45pm
$50 owner/ $55 non-owner per box (up to 2 participants per box)
Come learn all about vermicomposting in a hands-on workshop and build your own bin (BYOB) for use at home, work, or the classroom. Participants will learn about vermicomposting in general, how to care for and maintain a vermicompost bin and leave with a full functional vermicomposting bin that includes worms and a copy of Worms Eat My Garbage.
notes: Participants leave with a full functional vermicomposting bin that includes worms and a copy of Worms Eat My Garbage. No alcohol will be served in this class!
teacher: Wes King is the Executive Director for Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA). Wes joined ISA in the Spring of 2009 as Policy Coordinator and later as Policy Director, in September of 2013 he started work as ISA’s Executive Director. Beyond executive management functions, the focus of his work is developing and monitoring sustainable agriculture and local food related legislation in Springfield and at the Federal Level. In addition, Wes is working on organizing and building the capacity of grassroots stakeholders to influence food and farm related policy decisions. On the national level, Wes serves as the co-chair for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Marketing, Food Systems, and Rural Development Committee.
Prior to joining ISA, Wes was an organizer at the Illinois Environmental Council conducting organizing and policy work for a statewide coalition of environmental organizations. Wes has a BA in Political Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) and an MA in Political Studies from UIS. While working on his MA, Wes interned at the Illinois EPA and studied the effects of globalization on agriculture in Latin America. In his free time, Wes enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and organic gardening.
type of class: hands on bin building!