(LAST YEAR) Day 1: Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:15 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction

Rhonda Sherman

NC State University

On-Site Food Recycling Solutions

Jeffrey Neal

Loop Closing, DC

36 Vermicomposting Projects in Mexico


Francisco Niembro

Aldea Verde, Mexico

Spent Mushroom Waste Continuous-flow Vermicomposting in Israel

Gilad Freund

Agricultural Research and Development, Israel

Large-Scale Continuous-Flow Vermicomposting in Turkey

Ali Calikoglu

Germina, Turkey

Building a Continuous-Flow Worm Bed in Puerto Rico

Luis De los Santos

FOHL Corp, Puerto Rico

Vermicomposting in Rural Guatemala

Maria Rodriguez

ByoEarth, Guatemala

4:30 Tour of NC State’s Compost Learning Lab (transportation provided)

4000 Chi Road

Raleigh, NC


6:30 p.m. Arrive back at Hunt Library after touring Compost Learning Lab.
6:45 p.m. Unsponsored suggestion for networking: meet at Sammy’s Tap & Grill, 2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. You’re on your own for drinks, food and transportation, but this is a nice place to relax after the conference and get to know each other.


(LAST YEAR) Day 2: Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 am Multi-Approaches to Vermicomposting and Composting

Kathy Doesken

Rocky Mountain Soil Stewardship

Worm Farming Down Under: Organic Residue Diversion

David Davidson

Davo’s Worm Farms, Australia

Vermicomposting for Sustainable Organic Waste Management and Food Security in the USA and Cuba

Anna de la Vega

The Urban Worm, UK

Impacts of Vermicompost Applications on Yield and Soil Properties

Clara Tang

North Carolina State University

Optimizing Your Website to Attract Local Customers

Steve Churchill

Urban Worm Company

Vermi-Business Strategies and Common Pitfalls

Rachel Kulberg

Aquaponic Food 4 Thought

Marketing Approaches for Selling Vermicompost Products

Ron Alexander

R. Alexander Associates, Inc.


Wrap Up & Evaluation
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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