Composting Workshop

Composting Workshop


Join Hawaiian Sanctuary founder and Hawai’i Farmers’ Union United Puna chapter President Steve Lund and permaculture master Scott Laaback to compost the post Flowfest waste stream for the next year. This workshop will include a discussion of composting basics and different styles of composting, a brief tour of the Hawaiian Sanctuary composting facilities, and a hands on section in which participants will co-create a compost pile with the waste stream from Flowfest to be used to plant food for the future.

Steve Lund is passionate about natural farming, soil science, his tree to bar chocolates and sacred commerce. He will inspire you with his playful Aloha spirit and passion for sharing in permaculture and commUnity living/learning. For the last decade, the Hawaiian Sanctuary family has been committed to rebuilding the soil and natural habitats to welcome the birds and healthy, abundant foods. Since 2012, Hawaiian Sanctuary has held non-profit 501(c)(3) status and has offered free and low-fee classes to the community through a variety of health and wellness programs, including Yoga and Hula, our current Plant Aloha sustainable farming classes.

Scott is Co-founding board member and President of Center for Getting Things Started, a regenerative designer, farm-to-table chef, and organizer who works to create regenerative culture and landscapes. He brings broad experience including nearly a decade as a wildland firefighter, working in restaurants and on farms, producing numerous pop-up farm-to-table events, design, installation and maintenance of regenerative landscapes, co-founding Kumukoa House and serving as its Program Director and Permaculture Designer, and serving as the Permaculture Manager and then Landcare Director at Kalanihonua Retreat Center. He is currently the the Sustainability Coordinator for Flow Fest and consults privately doing Regenerative Land-coaching and design, farm-to-table cheffing, and sustainable event production.