NC State University's 15th Vermiculture Conference
31 July - 1 August 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
Join us at the only annual conference about earthworm farming and mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting in the world. The 130+ attendees each year come from all over the U.S. and throughout the world, including Belgium, Thailand, Australia, India, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina, Norway, Switzerland, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Philippines, Latvia, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Canada. Details about the conference are at: Workshops_worm conference
15-19 September 2014
NCSU, Raleigh, NC
Learn what it takes to run a successful composting facility through lectures from top experts, indoor and outdoor hands-on activities, and visits to composting operations. Details about the 5-day course are at U.S. Composting Council Training
31 July - 1 August 2014
North Carolina State University
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Box 7625, Raleigh, NC 27695
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Phone: (919) 515-6770
Office: 209 Weaver Labs Administration
Biographical Sketch: Rhonda Sherman is an extension specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State University, providing leadership for university outreach programs on solid waste management issues through the Cooperative Extension Service. She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban/Regional Planning, and Environmental Resources Analysis with an emphasis in solid waste management.
Sherman gives ~40 presentations annually in various parts of the world, has developed and conducted countless training courses and workshops, and created a variety of publications and audiovisuals on solid waste management and sustainability issues. Rhonda provides education and technical assistance about vermicomposting, composting and recycling to North Carolina residents, and has been contacted by people throughout the United States and 95 countries who are seeking information on vermiculture. Since 2001, she has coordinated an annual conference on large-scale vermicomposting (the only annual training on this topic in the world). Rhonda co-founded the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC) and is currently serving as Vice-President. She is formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council and a contributing editor to BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling.
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Vermicomposting Leader's Guide: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum This is a curriculum for teachers, extension agents, and educators to use.
VERMICOMPOSTING, COMPOSTING and RECYCLING workshops are offered periodically throughout the year. If you wish to be notified of upcoming workshops, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list. Please indicate the topics of interest to you, such as earthworm farming, vermicomposting at home or in schools, large-scale composting, backyard composting, recycling, waste reduction, etc. and include your city and state.
NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference 31 July - 1 August 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina
Compost Operations Training Course 15-19 September 2014, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina