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Prince William Compost Awareness Day-How Green Will Your Garden Grow?

Free Prince William Compost Awareness Day Event

The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host its annual Compost Awareness Day Event, Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA.
This year’s theme is How green will your garden grow? Compost! Healthy Soil-Healthy Food
The event will feature:
Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Master Gardeners Demos:
• 10:30 a.m. - Container vegetable garden- Jeff Zimmerman
• 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - Compost - Joe Ray and Bob Carter
• 12 noon - Worms/Vermicomposting Laurie Redfearn and Robin Fineout
Free Compost Samples and Coupons
Compost Exhibits
Compost Bin Sales
Plant Sale
Other activities
Location: Balls Ford Road Compost Facility-Manassas, VA
Date: 4/29/2017
Event Link: www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling
Contact: Deborah Campbell - pwcrecycles@pwcgov.org

Culver City Self-Haul Compost Give Away

We’re doing it again!

Culver City Public Works with American Organics is holding a free of charge compost giveaway event in the parking lot adjacent to the Bone Yard Dog Park.
Where: Bill Botts Baseball Field and Playground 9800 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City,
When: The event is on Saturday May 06, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. Until Noon or until gone.
Access to the area is at the Jefferson Blvd and Duquesne Street cross light. Drive up the hill entrance before the Dog Park to the parking lot on the left.
What should I bring? This is a self-haul event so bring a shovel - residents are responsible for shoveling and bagging their own compost in garbage bags, yard waste bags , reusable containers, pick-up bed or trailer.
How do I use this compost in my garden? Compost is ready to go, but recommended to be mixed together with topsoil or another gardening fill. For best growing results, a 60/40 split (60% topsoil and 40% compost) is recommended.
Where does this free compost come from? American Organics, where every day is Earth Day! We are proud to be a positive part of the recycling loop by receiving local organic material and creating beneficial soil amendments to help grow healthy foods thru our Food Waste Program. We are family-owned and operated and our #1 goal is your satisfaction.
The compost material is OMRI Listed® (Organic Materials Review Institute) and licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA); it is approved to be used in agricultural operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program.
Contact: Culver City Customer Service 310.253.6400
Location: Bill Bottes Field- lower level adjacent to the Bone Yard Dog Park
Date: 5/6/2017

ACP Legislator's Day

Activities:
• Meet and discuss: relationship development, legislators with industry
• Capital Step Company Booths? On capital ground/steps, have displays or booths of ACP & various companies, under ACP’s umbrella. Promote individual companies and association and regulator relationships.
Discussion Objectives: Develop face-to-face, and name recognition with legislators, it’s about relationship development.
What do we talk about, in order of priority?
1. Get to know each other: Policy Makers need to know our industry participants a. Everybody to meet their legislator, know who they are b. Must know you to get their/our compost work done
2. Funding: Cap & Trade funding (greenhouse gas reduction funds, GGRF) , and our approach on using those dollars
3. Legislation In process: what bills do we support and why?
4. Regulatory issues: What legislation is being turned into regulations, what is our position, how is that going. 5. State Agency Relationships: What are the industries relationships with various state agencies, and what initiatives are we pursuing with them now?
Contact: Association of Compost Producers The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council “We Build Healthy Soil” - www.HealthySoil.org Dan Noble, Executive Director Cell/text: (619) 992-8389 - DanWylderNoble@gmail.com
Event Link: http://www.healthysoil.org/califstatechapter/compostawarenessweek.html
Date: 5/3/2017

Soil Life Series: Basic Composting

Location: Cleveland Roots, 3257 West 41st. St., Cleveland, OH 44109
Date: 5/13/2017
Event Link: http://clevelandroots.org/education/
Details: Soil Life Series: Basic Composting – Saturday, May 13th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
This season, Cleveland Roots is offering a series of free composting workshops. The first in the series–Basic Composting–will be held in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week, on May 13th. Learn basic skills to start your own home composting system. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Contact Cleveland Roots for registration information.
This workshop will be led by composting expert Nathan Rutz, a member of Cleveland’s own Rustbelt Riders! Contact: Please email info@clevelandroots.org for more information and registration details.
http://clevelandroots.org/
https://facebook.com/Clevelandroots/

Soil Festival; Healthy Soil, Healthy Food

Location: Truly Living Well Urban Farm, Atlanta, Ga
Date: 5/6/2017
Event Link: http://www.foodwellalliance.org/news/soil-festival-2017-host-committee-prepares-for-third-annual-event-to-educate-and-grow-healthier-communities?rq=soil%20festival
Details: As the weather gets warmer, community gardeners, school gardeners, backyard gardeners and urban farmers across Atlanta are rolling up their sleeves and digging into the soil to prepare for the Spring growing season.
After planting seeds and nurturing the soil, it will reap rows of beautiful flowers and nutrient-dense vegetables for all of us to enjoy.
During this time of year, Food Well Alliance loves bringing gardeners and the local food community together for its annual Soil Festival: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food to raise awareness of healthy soil and compost practices to grow more sustainably grown, local food.
Soil Festival 2017 will take place on May 6, 2017 at Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm and will kick off International Compost Awareness (May 7-13).
This year's event will raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy food, to reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides and to protect the environment.
Soil Festival would not be possible without the help from our partners, vendors and our host committee who works hard to put on a successful event each year.
As we gear up for this year’s Soil Festival, get to know the 2017 Soil Festival Host Committee:
Contact: myriah@foodwellalliance.org - marketing communications coordinator
nadirah.ali@foodwellalliance.org - office administrator coordinator
bobbi@foodwellalliance.org - executive director

Successful Backyard Composting Workshop

Location: Buchanan Community Garden, Evergreen, Colorado USA
Date: 5/7/2017
Event Link: EvergreenEASY.org
Details: Backyard Compost Workshop May 7th $10 suggested donation 1-4pm; Buchanan Park Community Garden, Evergreen CO Have you been wasting your household scraps when you could be building soil? Have you been challenged in successful backyard composting in our mountain climate?...concerned about attracting wildlife into your neighborhood? Join us for a riveting engaging workshop on Successful Backyard Composting
Backyard Composting - overcome the challenges of backyard composting
Composting Pet Waste – learn how to responsibly manage your pet waste AND make a soil amendment for your ornamental landscape
Worm bins – These voracious invertebrates are the perfect solution to winter composting
Contact: info@evergreenEASY.org

Tour of A1 Organics Composting Facility

Location: 16350 WCR 76 Eaton, CO USA 80615
Date: 5/11/2017
Event Link: EvergreenEASY.org
Details: Come join us on May 11th for a personal tour of A1 Organics, Colorado’s leader in organic recycling. In operation since 1974, A1 has successfully diverted over 8,000,000 cubic yards of waste from Colorado landfills. Located 6 miles north of Keenesburg, the company processes between 800 and 1,000 tons a day of organic materials including food waste, wood, and manure. We’ll have the opportunity to see and learn how those materials are converted in windrows to high quality composts and mulches available for gardening and landscaping. We’ll meet at the Bergen Park Park n’ Ride at 8:15 am on May 11th to arrange carpooling or van transportation, depending on the number of participants. The tour begins at 10 am and takes about an hour. We plan to be back at Bergen Park by around 12:30 pm. Some walking is involved.
Contact: info@evergreenEASY.org

Smart Gardening (Advance Workshop)

Location: Veterans Memorial Bldg-Garden Room, 4117 Overland, Culver City
Date: 4/29/2017
Event Link: www.dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/wk_scheds.cfm
Details: Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests). We encourage you to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop to improve your lawn/garden and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Workshops are about 1.5 hours and are held at Learning Centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those who love to garden. Purchase a backyard or worm compost bins at a discount after each workshop.
Contact: Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations, Catherine Vargas 310.253.6411

Smart Gardening Workshop

Location: Nickerson Gardens, 115th & Success Avenue 90059, office:1590, East 114th Street
Date: 5/20/2017
Event Link: www.2hands2cans.org
Details: Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting, and grasscycling. No reservations needed. Bring Friends & Neighbors! Compost bins will be available for purchase at a discount after you attend the workshop, by cash or check.
Contact: Kelly Lebwith | kellylebwith@gmail.com

Compost Giveaway

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: 5/13/2017
Event Link: www.facebook.com/events/735254946646265/
Details: Las Milpitas Community Farm and the Garden Program, projects of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, are hosting a compost giveaway in celebration of International Compost Awareness Week. The farm will offer free 5-gallon bags of compost to members of the Tucson and greater Southern Arizona community on Saturday, May 13th from 8-11 am. We hope the community's use of compost will enrich our desert soils and help them grow nutritious food!
Contact: Victor Ceballos vceballos@communityfoodbank.org
Elena Ortiz eortiz@communityfoodbank.org

Soil Festival 2017

Location: Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm, 324 Lawton St SW, Atlanta, GA
Date: 5/06/2017
Event Link: http://www.foodwellalliance.org/news/soil-festival-2017-host-committee-prepares-for-third-annual-event-to-educate-and-grow-healthier-communities
Details: As the weather gets warmer, community gardeners, school gardeners, backyard gardeners and urban farmers across Atlanta are rolling up their sleeves and digging into the soil to prepare for the Spring growing season.
After planting seeds and nurturing the soil, it will reap rows of beautiful flowers and nutrient-dense vegetables for all of us to enjoy.
During this time of year, Food Well Alliance loves bringing gardeners and the local food community together for its annual Soil Festival: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food to raise awareness of healthy soil and compost practices to grow more sustainably grown, local food.
This year's event will raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy food, to reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides and to protect the environment.
Contact: Will Sellers, Collaboration Program Manager
Food Well Alliance
970 Jefferson Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
o: 470-588-4584
m: 404-219-8551
e. will@foodwellalliance.org

Golden Plains Farmers Market

Location: 23 High St Bannockburn Victoria Australia 3331
Date: 5/6/2017
Event Link: www.goldenplainsfarmersmarket.com.au/next-market
Details: Drop into the Geelong Landcare Network stall at the Golden Plains Farmers' Market for all the best tips on how to compost and while you're here buy some healthy, fresh produce from one of your favourite farmers.
Contact: +61 3 5220 7111

Can You Dig This

Location: Your town!
Date: 5/15/2017
Event Link: www.canyoudigthisfilm.com/
Details: The screening in Los Angeles is scheduled for Century City. This film is executive produced by John Legend and Ron Finley. Click on the event link to watch the trailer and then set up a screening near you!
Contact: information within the link.

Food Scrap Compost Sale

Location: SCARCE: 799 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Date: 5/6/2017
Event Link: www.scarce.org/get-garden-growin-green
Details: Pre-order Food Scrap Amended Compost and pick it up at the 4th Annual Get Your Garden Growin' Green Market. Also available at the market: organically grown veggie and herb plants, local honey, native plants and rain barrels.
Contact: SCARCE
630-545-9710
Heather@scarce.org
www.scarce.org

Compost Sale at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill

Location: 5700 Lexington Hwy, Winterville, Ga
Date: Monday, May 8 - Saturday, May 13, All Week! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Details: Tis’ the season for spring planting! During this sale, compost will be sold at only $6 per cubic yard (half price!) Enjoy this compost discount and jump-start your landscaping. The compost at the ACC Landfill is made from collected yard trimmings and biosolids from the wastewater treatment process. For more information, call 706-613-3508. Supplies are limited.

Make and Take: Build a Worm Bin

Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA
Date: Monday, May 8, 2-4 p.m.
Details: Want to compost, but short on space? Don’t produce enough stuff to feed a big pile? Then worms are for you! Learn how to build a vermi (worm!)-composting system, and how these little squirmies can transform your vegetable and fruit scraps into a valuable soil amendment for your garden or houseplants. Partipants will leave with a portable worm composting bin, fully stocked with a fresh supply of red wigglers. Cost is $25 and space is limited to 20 participants. To register, call the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 706-542-1244.

Learn Home Composting from a Master

Location: Athens Regional Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA
Date: May 10, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: Please join Athens-Clarke County Extension for an informative class on composting, including information on the methods and techniques, materials, upkeep and troubleshooting tips. A Master Compster will lead the class; gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, May 9 by emailing atedrow@uga.edu or calling (706) 613-3640.

Compost Bin Sale

Location: ACC Solid Waste Department, 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA
Date: Thursday, May 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Details: Trying to slim down your wasteline and get into a smaller, cheaper trash cart? Composting can get you there! $50 gets you your own Earth Machine TM compost machine and supports Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. Includes a collector for kitchen scraps and instructions for making and using compost. For more information, contact KACCB at 706-613-3501, ext. 312.

Lunch and Learn

Location:Winterville Worms, 120 Oakmont Court, Winterville
Date: Friday, May 12, 11:30- 1 p.m.
Details: See how Winterville Worms has turned something squirmy into a business. They grow red wigglers by the millions, and sell both worms and their products – castings. We’ll meet at Winterville Worms and enjoy sandwiches while we learn about worms, then take a look at this unique business. Bring $10 cash or check (made out to Winterville Worms) to cover the cost of the tour. Lunch will be provided by ACC Solid Waste Department, Recycling Division. Participants will receive a 5-pound bag of Winterville Worms worm castings.

Ask a Master Composter

Location:West Broad Farmers Market Historic West Broad School 1573 West Broad Street, Athens
Date: Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location:Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive, Athens
Date: Saturday, May 13, 8-Noon
Details: Master Composters will staff information booths and be available to answer your questions and distribute composting info and literature. Two locations!

Composting Class with Organics "By Gosh" And Gateway Church

Location: 7104 McNeil Dr, Austin, TX 78729
Date: 5/6/2017
Details: Join us and Gateway Church for a composting class this weekend! Come learn about compost, ask any questions you have, and help with some gardening projects.
Contact: anna@organicsbygosh.com

Celebrating Community Compost Action and Awareness at Gillespie Park Community Compost Station

Location: Gillespie Park, Sarasota, FL
Date: 5/9/2017
Details: The Gillespie Park Community Compost Pilot Project drop-site will serve as an education center about backyard and neighborhood scale composting efforts for new community members who want to be involved in local composting efforts. Join the neighbors of Gillespie Park who have already diverted nearly 600 pounds of material from the landfill in just 2 months through this project and find out more about the local and global benefits of community composting!
Contact: Tracie Troxler
650-743-3104
sunshinecommunitycompost@gmail.com

Organics "By Gosh" at the Sustainable Food Center Farmer's Market

Location: 422 Guadalupe St
Date: 5/13/2017
Details: Organics "By Gosh" will have a table at the Downtown Austin SFC Farmer's Market. We'll have educational information about compost, samples of our very own Triple Power Compost, and more! Come visit!
Contact: Tracie Troxler
650-743-3104
anna@organicsbygosh.com

Food-Cycle Celebration

Location: 422 Guadalupe St
Date: 5/13/2017
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/292301087866630/
Details: Join the Healthy Soil Movement -May 13th Come see what Sacramento is doing to reduce waste and create a sustainable food-cycle. Everybody is welcome at this educational celebration of healthy soil in Sacramento. FREE
Contact: Tracie Troxler
650-743-3104
GRASacramento@gmail.com

Compost Bin and Crank Sale

Location: Lehman College; 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Date: 5/13/2017
Event Link: https://goo.gl/forms/BK6otcEotptRNyvC3
Details: Compost Bins and Cranks Sale Saturday, May 13 • 12–1:30 p.m. Lehman College • 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bins and cranks are available to NYC residents or for use on NYC school property at a reduced price. Pre-order a bin or crank for pick up by completing this form bit.ly/1HL5818 or calling 718.817.8543. Free compost available for NYC residents with purchase of composting equipment.
Contact: Kathy Vazquez Project Coordinator, NYC Compost Project Hosted by The New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.8543 compost@nybg.org


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