Composting Food Scraps from Festivals: A New Workshop at Rodale Inst.
Please Post and Pass Along -- Thanks! Cary
April 30, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
***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.