Educations opportunities worm their way to the area

September 11, 2013 by  

Dana Point residents can enjoy a variety of educational events less than 30 minutes from home next week.

Firstly, a community health research forum will be held on Wednesday, September 18, at the Hilton Irvine Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard in Irvine.

This is an opportunity for networking and making connections with other community health researchers and faculty, while gaining advice on developing new community health projects. It is likely to be an excellent place to exchange digital business cards.

The event is sponsored by the Orange County Alliance for Community Health Research. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 am and the event will be held from noon to 5:00 pm.

The event is free and includes lunch. Keynote address speaker will be Mary Anne Foo, the executive director of Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance.

Also, Cambridge Companies will host a “get to know us” meeting at 4:00 pm on the same day. This land development company is based in Las Vegas, but it is expanding into Los Angeles and Orange County.

The meeting will be held at 3420 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa. Attending it will be president and founder Michael Bash, vice president Polina Chebotareva and chief operating officer Filipp Chebotarev.

On the flipside, residents can learn all about worm composting at a workshop at 4:00 pm Wednesday at Swapper’s Front Yard, 973 Oak Street in Costa Mesa.

Those interested in vermiculture will learn the proper care of a worm bin, including feeding, maintaining, and harvesting worms. They can even learn how to make worm tea to use as fertilizer.