Composting Food Scraps from Festivals: A New Workshop at Rodale Inst.

Please Post and Pass Along -- Thanks! Cary
April 30, 1997
Cary Oshins

***Green Up Your Festival!***
Collecting and Composting Food Scraps at a Special Event

	Learn how festival recyclers are going beyond bottles and cans to collect and 
recycle organic wastes, and experience it first hand at the same time! This 3-session 
workshop will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, from 8:30 to 4 pm at the Rodale Institute 
Experimental Farm near Kutztown, Pennsylvania (about an hour north of Philadelphia).

	Attendees will learn all aspects of festival composting, from what to collect 
and how to collect it to how do you compost it (both on and off site).  The speakers, 
from Maine, New York and Pennsylvania, have 10 years combined experience planning and 
implementing food scrap collection at events as varied as a music festival, a country 
fair and an Earth Day celebration.  

	An exciting aspect of this workshop is that it will be held in conjunction with 
Rodale Institute’s Gardenfest! This annual celebration of organic gardening and food 
features seminars by some of the country’s leading garden experts, tours of our gardens 
and fields, arts and crafts exhibits, children's activities, live music, delicious 
foods, and much more.  Participants in the Green Up Your Festival workshop will have 
ample opportunity to enjoy the festival, including hearing the keynote address by 
renowned gardener John Jeavons.

	The cost for this unique workshop is only $125, which includes admission to 
Gardenfest!.  Space is limited, so register early.  Call 610/683-1400 to receive 
registration and information materials.

	Rodale Institute works with people worldwide to achieve a regenerative food 
system that renews environmental and human health.  It is a non-profit, publicly 
supported charity under sections 501(c)3 and 509(a)2 of the IRS code.