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Dirt! Worms! and Butterflies!
Strub Avenue Farm
Whittier, CA
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Tickets may be purchased for $20/workshop at the door. For a schedule of upcoming Whittier Time Bank skill-building workshops, email


Dirt! Worms! and Butterflies!
Home Farming Workshop Series

Two master gardeners teach three fun, family-friendly workshops on composting, vermicomposting, and companion planting for a successful edible garden.

Strub Avenue Farm  
Three Saturdays: July 7, 14, and 28
$10/workshop, $25/series

Master Gardeners Jonathan Edwards and Cheryl Yoder-Edney teach "Dirt! Worms! and Butterflies!" -- a home farming workshop series -- at the Strub Avenue Farm in Whittier. Learn the essentials of organic gardening including composting, vermicomposting, and companion planting.

July 7: Dirt! Soil and Compost Workshop

Learn the foundations of organic soil management for a vigorous and productive garden. Topics will include identifying types of soil, soil amendments, biodiversity, mulching, and compost. This hands-on, practical tutoring session teaches you how to make healthy, clean-smelling compost from recycled household waste.

July 14: Worms! Compost to Vermicompost Workshop

Come see how quickly the previous week's aerobic compost has decomposed without smells or pests. Then, learn vermicomposting -- the art of composting using worms. Kitchen scraps disappear overnight in your worm bin, leaving behind only soil and "tea," a powerful natural fertilizer. This workshop will appeal to older children as well as adults.

July 28: Butterflies! Planning Your Garden

Learn about food plants that are easy to grow and maintain. This workshop will also teach how biodiversity, including companion plants, can help your garden resist pests and attract beneficials like butterflies and bees. Have all your questions answered about seeds versus seedlings, when to plant which crops, and how to manage pests organically.

Each workshop: $10
Register for all three workshops: $25
Group Rate: 4 students/$75 (Buy three, get one free!)

Master Gardener Jonathan Edwards has been gardening for seven years. He lives in Whittier and teaches at Pioneer High School. For Edwards, gardening is about "trial and error, learning from mistakes, and having fun." Edwards believes that gardening brings communities together. He says, "Activities like gardening are so important right now because of much bigger issues going on, which makes it exciting to get together and garden."

This event is part of the Whittier Time Bank monthly skill-building workshop series, in collaboration with Whittier Backyard Farms.

To learn about more upcoming workshops, email


Strub Avenue Farm (View)
8826 Strub Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605
United States

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Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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