Hard to top that, but the festivities continued the evening of the 21st and all day on Sunday the 22nd.
Saturday night, Throop Church screened “A Place at the Table”, followed by a discussion led by Dr. Eric Walsh, director of the Pasadena Department of Public Health. The documentary deals with hunger and its many faces across the US. The discussion centered around how we can end hunger in our community. This seemed like a continuation of the “Next Course” event organized by Mark Rice that took place earlier that day. Many ideas were expressed with the central question being, how do we connect the dots with habitat, food, and water conservation? We seem to be reaching critical mass with so many people addressing pieces of the issue of food security. The major gist is to encourage local gardens and expand education.
Sunday, Laura Henne offered an in depth Worm Composting Workshop. She presented two examples of working worm bins and led a lively discussion of the pitfalls of worm composting and how to avoid them. She spoke in depth about worms’ habitat, their lifecycles, and how best to manage them. Laura then offered the opportunity to build a worm bin, while having the rest of us harvest castings. The combination of discussion and hands-on brought a deeper understanding of the process for all who participated. Several folks went home with bins, or worms, and many shared in the harvested worm castings. Thanks, Laura, for such an enjoyable, informative workshop!