Ok, ok, I know my friends are probably sick of me talking about compost. I have just a few more things to say about the topic, then I’ll leave it be for at least a few months…really!
First, last week’s webinar went really well. Thanks to all who attended, especially those who asked such interesting and probing questions! I could tell that everyone in the “room” was really thinking about getting started and thought deeply about addressing any concerns or roadblocks in their way. Could’t attend? Don’t worry! You can view the webinar recording (click on the image below) to learn the basics of urban home composting and listen to the question and answer period that followed. Thanks to the Environmental Leadership Program for making this available.
Are you a more visual learner? All examples of composting methods pictured in the webinar can be found at the Somerville Community Growing Center. I’ll be leading the last of their compost trainings THIS Saturday June 25th! If you live in Somerville or in the Boston area, I’d love to see you there. I would also be very appreciative if you could pass along this free opportunity to folks you think might be interested. Read below for more the details in a letter sent recently by the “Compost Caretaker Team:”
We’re happy that the Growing Center can facilitate Somerville residents in reducing their waste stream and creating healthy soil. However, simply bringing your food waste to the center is not the only step! If you wish to compost at the Growing Center, you must attend an FCGC volunteer orientation AND a Growing Center composting workshop.
Our last COMPOSTING WORKSHOP of the season is on Saturday June 25 from 12-1 pm: Join Groundwork Somerville’s Gardens Coordinator for this practical workshop. Have you wanted to learn about urban composting or had trouble managing a healthy compost bin? Come learn the basics of turning yard and food waste into a valuable soil amendment in one of the most rewarding ecological activities that fits well in the city. Learn a few simple guidelines and see a range of options. This is a great opportunity to trouble shoot, ask questions, and create a viable plan to reduce household or office waste!
Our compost bins are managed by Friends of the Community Growing Center (FCGC) volunteers and the labor of those who wish to use the bins for their food scraps. Thank you for your help!
Tai & Aileen
FCGC Compost Caretaker Team