October 23, 2014
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Registration extended to
Thursday, October 23!
Cultivating Community Composting 2014 is designed to maximize information exchange and networking, Lunch and a tour of the Real Food Farm's on-site composting and farm are included.
Registration fee: $35
10:00 –10:15 AM
Overview and Who's Here?Nora Goldstein, BioCycle John Ciekot, Civic Works Brenda Platt, Institute For Local Self-Reliance
Essential Attributes Of Community Composting
Brenda Platt, Institute For Local Self-Reliance
Profiles In Community CompostingAndrew Hoyles, NYC Compost Project hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center, Manhattan, NY Chris Cano, Gainesville Compost, Gainesville, FL Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MD Chris Russo, Tilthy Rich Compost, Durham, NC
11:30 AM–12:00 PM
Ask The Community Composters
Financing, Leases and Land Access, Feedstock Sourcing, Permits, Zoning
Lunch and Networking
Equipment, Systems And Composting MethodsMarisa DeDominicis, NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter NY, Manhattan Benny Erez, ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MD
Breakout 1: Bike-Powered and "Cab" Collection Jeremy Brosowsky, Compost Cab, Washington, DC (Invited) Chris Cano, Gainesville Compost, Gainesville, FL Jen Mastalerz, City Sprouts, Philadelphia, PA Katie Shannon, Compost Orlando, Orlando, FL
Breakout 2: Integrating Farm/Community Garden & Community Composting Management Benny Erez, ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MD Tyler Brown, Real Food Farms, Baltimore, MDMarguerite Manela, NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, NY
Breakout 3: Compost Training Linda Bilsens, Neigborhood Soil Rebuilders Training Program, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Jodie Colón, NYC Compost Project, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY Teddy Tedesco, NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY
Community EngagementCarol Hooper, NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island, NY Jen Mastalerz, City Sprouts, PhiladelphiaMargaret Morgan-Hubbard, ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MDJustin Senkbeil, CompostNow, Raleigh, NC
Open Discussion, Next Steps
Overview, Tour of Real Food Farm
Evening Social, networking*
*Location to be announced