This workshop at Granite Springs Farm is going to be wonderful and will be conducted by my friend Brian Rosa who is an Organic Recycling Expert with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It is especially geared to folks involved with community and urban gardens, but the info applies to anyone interested in composting!
ATTENTION COMMUNITY GARDEN MANAGERS AND URBAN FARMERS
One of many being scheduled across the state!
Guidelines for Composting at Urban Farms/Community Gardens
Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
*Optional Potluck begins at 5:30pm*
Location: Granite Springs Farm, 266 Granite Springs, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Registration Fee: $10 at door
Limit: 30 participants
Featured Speaker: Brian Rosa, Organic Recycling Specialist, NC DENR
This workshop will cover the NC DENR Waste Management “compost guidance” and the basics of composting. There will also be a hands-on composting demonstration.
The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management has recently approved guidance for composting at urban farms/community gardens (UF/CG) across North Carolina. This will allow UF/CGs to take in nitrogenous (food waste and manure) from off site, up to 1 cubic yard per week (about 1000 lbs) to be composted for soil amendment without a permit. To make sure you are not spreading human and plant pathogens, composting must be done correctly!
Come early for a Potluck Dinner starting at 5:30pm! People who wish to hear about Granite Springs Farm Community are invited to enjoy the Potluck and stay for the conversation about the community at 6:30pm (with no registration required); or, register for the composting event, and then join the conversation about the Agrarian Community at 8pm when the event is concluded.
To register, please email Brian Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian, Organic Recycling Specialist
NC DENR, Division of Environmental Assistance & Outreach
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