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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Extension Office to Offer Workshop on Worm Composting and Backyard Composting

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center will be holding a workshop on Worm Composting and Backyard Composting. Come and learn the basics of successful vermiculture (composting with earthworms) and backyard composting. Hear what to compost (and what not to) and why. You will learn how to transform food scraps, leaves, and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens.

Our speaker will be Rhonda Sherman, an extension specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University. She provides leadership for university outreach programs on solid waste management issues through the Cooperative Extension Service. 

Considered a leading authority on vermicomposting, Rhonda has received requests for information from people in 112 countries. She has taught composting and vermicomposting in Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile, and throughout the United States. Rhonda organizes the world’s only annual conference on large‐scale commercial vermicomposting. Her 20th Annual Vermiculture Conference will this year.

Her areas of expertise are vermicomposting, composting, recycling and waste reduction. She gives about 40 presentations annually and has authored over 65 publications.

Rhonda co‐founded the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC) and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. In the past, she was on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council and was a contributing editor to BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 1 pm until 4 pm at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center. There is no charge, but please call to register for the class. Call 828 349-2046.


NC State Extension is the educational outreach provider of North Carolina’s preeminent research enterprise – NC State. Extension translates research-based knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food and nutrition, and 4-H youth development into everyday solutions that help keep North Carolina growing. With local centers in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee, NC State Extension works in tandem with N.C. A&T State University, as well as federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension. Discover more at

published at 11:05am on Thursday, April 11, 2019


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