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Composting with Maat Hetemii: A Stewardship Pathways Training Event

Learn more and apply for our Stewardship Pathways training, Composting with Maat Hetemii, to be held on March 18th, 2023 on Iipay homelands at the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel! This kid-friendly, zero-waste event focuses on the importance of composting practices to improve soil health and water retention in preparation for planting.

Composting with Maat Hetemii


Saturday March 18, 2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Iipay homelands

Santa Ysabel Multipurpose Room

100 Schoolhouse Canyon Road, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


The goal of this course is for attendees of all ages to understand the importance of composting practices to improve soil health and water retention in preparation for planting. Attendees will leave knowing how to implement composting into their daily lives and communal gatherings. This kid-friendly event also will feature fun, hands-on youth activities.

This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives on composting practices. This will be a zero-waste event, so attendees must bring their own cups and plates! Reusable utensils will be provided. The event will include:

  • Bokashi demonstration

  • Vermiculture demonstration

  • Soil health & water retention

  • Youth-hour art activity

  • Informational resources

  • Composting techniques

This zero-waste training event is hosted by Maat Hetemii and the Stewardship Pathways Program, led by the Climate Science Alliance and its Tribal Working Group.

Who should apply?

Participants from across Southern California are welcome to apply.

Individuals from Indigenous communities will be given priority.

I'm interested! How do I apply?

Applications are due March 3rd, 2023.

To fill out the application form, click the link below or scan the QR code on the flyer below.

Download the flyer by clicking on the flyer image below.


Thank you to the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel for hosting the location of this training, to all participating partners for contributing to the day’s events, and to our Indigenous Climate Fellow, Emily Burgueno, for bringing this training to life.


Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites people from across Southern California who are interested in creating or expanding a career focused on advancing Indigenous climate stewardship. Learn more about Stewardship Pathways at:


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