Inside the Compost Bin Book Launch

Jul 20, 2024 11:00AM—1:00PM


137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024


Event Contact Robin Fator | Email



Meet author and Master Composter, Melody Plan, at the launch of her debut children’s book Inside the Compost Bin!

Learn all about composting, see a worm demo, and take a self-guided tour of the Solana Center! Advanced copies of Inside the Compost Bin will be available to purchase during the event before its official release on August 13th. This event for families and children ages 5-11.

Space is limited so be sure to register.

Discover the wonder that comes from turning trash into treasure!

Books will be available for purchase. Please register, parking is limited. Donations gratefully accepted.

Event schedule:

  • 11:00 am meet the author and book reading
  • 11:30 am Q&A with families and book/purchase and signing
  • 12:00 pm live worm demonstration
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm self guided Green Living Tour (optional)

Book description: Through lyrical text filled with concrete processes and facts, readers will build and tend to a compost bin. From creation of the “compost cake” to curing and, finally, using the compost, budding composters will discover what it takes to have a successful bin–as well as the plethora of benefits a compost bin can have to the surrounding environment. Master composter, Melody Sumaoang Plan, shows readers the physical, biological, and chemical processes involved and rich illustrations take them deep inside the murky bin. Robust back matter includes in-depth information on starting your own bin, compost “recipes,” and troubleshooting tips.

Melody Plan is an author and activist who cares deeply about the environment. She is a certified Master Composter through the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation in San Diego, CA, and practices and teaches three types of composting methods: traditional backyard composting, vermicomposting, and bokashi. She lives in Hawaii.