This Master Composter Certificate is a “train-the-trainer” program providing with more extensive in depth compost techniques from International Certifies Permaculture Designer and Master Composter, Peter Ash. Peter will teach you about the latest science during this workshop from his vast expertise in the field for over 35 years! This is third FIRST Master Composting Training set out over five days in Laikipia in partnership with the Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC).
- biology of composting, turning scrap to compost
- the small-scale composting process
- how to use finished compost
- building compost bins
- how to design and build on-site compost systems
- techniques for teaching others about composting
Anyone who has an interest in composting can become a Master Composter! The prerequisites are an enthusiasm for acquiring and sharing knowledge about composting and the interest and time to participate. Master Composters are valued volunteers trained to educate the public and stimulate enthusiasm for home composting which is very much needed!
Eligibility: Anyone interested in permaculture, agriculture, community workers, social impact enthusiasts etc
Class dates and time: Five days – 9am – 4pm
Field trips: Permaculture demo sites in Laikipia
Location: Laikipia Permaculture Centre, Laikipia
Cost: Ksh 30,00 / USD 300
(Fees include tea, lunch and certification and accommodation (camping) and excludes transport to and from the course)
Lead Facilitator Bio:
||Peter Ash is an organic farmer with over 40 years experience in the field. He is also a MasterComposter, environmental educator, trained naturalist and permaculture designer. At home in San Diego, California Peter owns and operates Pete’s Organic Grove & Garden Service specializing in edible landscapes. Peter also owns StraightAsh Environmental Solutions, an international consulting agency on Integrated Waste Management, Sustainable Food Systems, and Permaculture Design. Peter teaches and consults on projects in Africa, America, Europe, and India. Read more here about his extensive work in an Ashram in India|
Co- Facilitator Bio:
Joseph Lentunyoi is a certified Permaculture Designer and Consultant. Joseph is the co-founder of PRI-Kenya, the first organization in Kenya dedicated solely to Permaculture education, projects and research. Joseph took his PDC with Geoff Lawton and his teacher training with Geoff in Australia during a three month internship. He has later completed another Teacher Training and Advanced Consultancy Training with Warren Brush in Kenya, run in partnership with PRI-Kenya.
He has taught permaculture in Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania and Somaliland for a wide range of audiences, from school children to professionals in the field and has worked with small and large NGO’s as well as businesses such as eco-lodges as a professional permaculture design consultant. Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about Earthworks resiliency work. His courses are truly dynamic, showcasing some exceptional practical work at his site, Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC) in Laikipia and transforming his community through permaculture which has been a long time dream of his. LPC was founded in 2012 on a degraded piece of land donated by Joseph’s father. In 2013 Joseph started working with women’s groups in the area who were growing Aloe Secundiflora and who were facing challenges with pest control, at the same time LUSH cosmetics in the UK, PRI-Kenya partner, was showing an interest in the aloe for their line of cosmetics. This started the partnership between LPC, PRI-Kenya and LUSH on the Laikipia Permaculture Project.
Camping (tents provided) accommodation is included in the course fee.
All meals provided in the course fee. We invite you to share our simple meals with us with at least 80% of the produce coming directly from the farm itself. We cook a variety of vegetarian and meat meals, prepared by volunteers and cooks on site. A camp communal kitchen is available for use (you are welcome to buy your own produce too).
HOW TO ENROLL
You can pay for your course now via Paypal, bank transfer or Mpesa. Kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries. A 50% deposit is absolutely mandatory to secure your spot on the course. Participants’ enrollment determines the course from actually taking place so we encourage you to confirm your places as soon as your register for the course below.