In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC) and BioCycle, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces two events to be held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show in Jacksonville, Florida:
Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop –
January 25, 2016
Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2016-
January 26, 2016
These events will bring together composters to network, share best practices, and build support for community scale composting systems and enterprises. The Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2016 is the third national forum sponsored by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and BioCycle.
Scholarships are available to community composters!
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Application deadline: November 13th
Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop
1 to 4:30 pm, Monday, January 25th, 2016
In this half-day workshop for community composters, we will walk through practices that work. Topics include: creative financing, operator training, engaging community and recruiting participants, food scrap collection, equipment and small-scale systems, site planning, complying with regulations, outreach and communications, cooperative structures, technology platforms, marketing compost, measuring impact, managing the compost process, and overcoming roadblocks. We will address how to take your community-scale composting to the next level. Walk away knowing how to adapt the efforts and achievements of other programs for your community. Open to community-scale composters who are composting on-site at schools, community gardens and farms or otherwise keeping the process as local and small-scale as possible while engaging the community through participation and education. Pedal-powered collectors welcome.
Practitioners: A diverse team of community composters will lead this workshop. If you’re interested in participating, please email Joshua Etim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitators/hosts: Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Nora Goldstein, BioCycle
Workshop Cost: USCC Member Price: $175 / Non-Member Price: $225
Register on the USCC web site, here.
Cultivating Community Composting Forum
2:30 to 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
This Forum will take place as a track on the first day of the US Composting Council’s International Conference and Trade Show (January 25th-28th). Continue reading