This all day event brings together composters to network, share best practices, and build support for community scale composting systems and enterprises.

when: Saturday, October 25
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
where: Rita Church Community Center at Clifton Park
2101 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213

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Registration fee: $35

Registration deadline
EXTENDED:
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

 

Agenda
Updated 10.17

9:15–10:00 AM

Registration

10:00 –10:15 AM

Overview and Who's Here?

Nora Goldstein, BioCycle John Ciekot, Civic Works Brenda Platt, Institute For Local Self-Reliance

10:15–10:30 AM

Forum Keynote

Essential Attributes Of Community Composting

Brenda Platt, Institute For Local Self-Reliance

10:30–11:30 AM

Profiles In Community Composting

Andrew 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

Open Discussion

12:00–12:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

12:45–1:30 PM

Equipment, Systems And Composting Methods

Marisa DeDominicis, NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter NY, Manhattan Benny Erez, ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MD

1:30–2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

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 Peter Tzannes, GrowNYC, Manhattan, NY

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

2:30–3:15 PM

Community Engagement

Carol 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

3:15–3:30 PM

Open Discussion, Next Steps

3:30–4:30 PM

Overview, Tour of Real Food Farm

5:00 PM

Evening Social, networking*

*Location to be announced