Rhonda Sherman is an extension specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, providing leadership for university outreach programs on solid waste management issues through the Cooperative Extension Service. She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban/Regional Planning, and Environmental Resources Analysis with an emphasis in solid waste management. Rhonda’s areas of expertise are vermicomposting, composting, recycling and waste reduction. She gives 30-40 presentations annually and has authored dozens of publications on these topics. Considered a leading authority on vermicomposting, Rhonda has received requests for information from people in 109 countries. Rhonda organizes the world’s only annual conference on large‐scale commercial vermicomposting (her 18th Vermiculture Conference will be held Oct. 26-27, 2017). Rhonda created and directs a two‐acre Compost Learning Lab (CL2) at The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory. The CL2 has a 40‐ft by 30‐ft Worm Barn, an equipment shed, and a covered teaching shelter. There are 25 types of composting and vermicomposting bins and areas for hands‐on training activities.