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Composting in the Vineyard Using Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 31, 2014 8:25:10 AM

Sonoma Composting ( is conducting a half day workshop at Clos du Bois Winery ( to discuss composting in the vineyard, including a segment on using diatomaceous earth (DE) spent cake in vineyard composting blends.  Sonoma Composting will cover the composting process and monitoring, the use of compost and its role in soil building and carbon sequestration.


Participants will receive in-depth theory and hands-on experience in compost-making as well as be provided with tools on how to troubleshoot the compost process.This interactive workshop will include a vineyard composting demonstration in the field.

Workshop: Composting in the Vineyard 

When: July 31, 2014 8:30 am-12:30 pm 
Where: Clos du Bois, Sebastopol 
Clos du Bois Winery
19410 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441

To learn more about composting with DE spent cake in the vineyard, check out this case study: blog/california-vineyards-recycle-de-spent-cake-from-filtration-into-compost