Garbage to Garden: A workshop for mid-scale composting

Garbage to Garden is a composting workshop for community gardens, school gardens, urban farms and food establishments.

The Michigan Good Food Charter Good Food System Model

The Michigan Good Food Charter Good Food System Model

Are you leading a community garden or have a small urban farm and have more than your “back yard composting” amounts of organic waste to manage? Are you interested in composting food waste as a way to increase avenues for managing local small restaurant or coffee shop waste? Thinking about composting as an extension of your restaurant garden? Have more than your share of food waste at your school garden? Then this workshop is for you! Michigan State University Extension in Monroe County is hosting a “Garbage to Garden” composting workshop on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township, MI. The Cost is $75 which includes your registration, all class materials and lunch.

The workshop is designed for those who are composting more than “backyard” and less than commercial volumes or organic waste. Garbage to Garden is a composting workshop for community gardens, school gardens, urban farms and food establishments. At the workshop, you will learn how to manage larger volumes of garden and food waste quickly with less trouble. Gain insight into how you can accept additional food and yard waste from your neighbors and local businesses to enrich your compost recipe. Find out how to turn your garden waste and food waste into black gold, loaded with organic matter and teaming with organisms that can improve your garden and be returned to your community. You will also learn how to share this information with other members of your community and garden members through the Michigan Master Composter train-the-trainer portion of the workshop.

An assumption of the Michigan Good Food Charter is: “Our economy, our environment, and our personal and community health are all connected through the food system (and in other ways), and decisions in one realm affect all of them.” Come to the Garbage to Garden; Mid-scale composting workshop and discover how to protect your soil, water, and air through good composting practices.

For more information about composting, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), MSU Extension educator.

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