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April 24 @ 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.


Patron Circle: $85
Members: $100
Non-Members: $140


Join Lotusland’s Sustainability Manager Chris Ziliotto along with special guest, renowned educator and pioneering environmentalist Dr. David White, for an insightful look into Lotusland’s compost tea program. After a brief presentation by Dr. White on the soil food web, we will trek to Lotusland’s compost piles for a behind-the-scenes look at how the tea is made, the methods of application, and the science behind why it works. Go home with organic materials to jump start your own compost tea program. Space is limited and reservations are required.
This event is co-sponsored by White Buffalo Land Trust and Get Hooked Seafood.

Elena Rios

Born and raised in Scotland, David studied Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University and graduated there with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology.  After conducting research at Cornell Medical school and the University of Idaho, he chose to move to Ojai to work in nature-based education and organic land management. He currently consults on soil health and regenerative techniques.  He has worked with numerous environmental groups, including the Keep the Sespe Wild Committee, Food for Thought Ojai, the Captain Planet Foundation and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. David co-founded the Center for Regenerative Agriculture in 2002 and worked as its Executive Director for twenty years. Since 2010 David has directed the Once upon a Watershed education program which currently serves 20 public schools. In 2020 he brought the Oaktober initiative to Ventura County. With a focus on connecting children to nature, one of David’s favorite things to do is to plant trees with kids.