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Rodale Institute Composting Workshop

For Immediate Release

Contact:	Cary Oshins

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

Kutztown, PA - Learn how festival organizers 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 5 p.m. 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 the Rodale Institute's GardenFest! '97.  This is our annual celebration of organic gardening, food and health.  Lectures will be given by over twenty noted garden, nutrition and culinary specialists including featured speaker, John Jeavons, master gardener, ecologist, and Director of Ecology Action.  Twenty major garden specialty and environmentally focused companies will exhibit and sell their products.  The Farm market will include local organic growers and small specialty food businesses.  Participants in Green Up Your Festival Workshop will have ample opportunity to enjoy the festival.

The cost for this unique workshop is only $125, which includes admission to GardenFest! '97.  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.