Thursday, October 12, 2017

Compost Conference: Let's Talk Trash!

Please join us for a free half-day conference about the state of composting in New Orleans, the challenges, opportunities and next steps. We are still confirming speakers, but the draft agenda is below:

Saturday, November 4th at the Mid-City Library

10:30 am Registration & Mapping Project
Where are food recovery efforts taking place? Let's mark up some maps so we can track what's happening around the city.
11:00 am Opening Plenary: Why Compost?
Panel includes representatives from the Sanitation Department, Office of Resiliency, Schmelly's Dirt Farm.
12:00 Light Lunch
You must be registered by November 1st in order to receive the free lunch. Please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/503332923348349 or by emailing lynneserpe.nola@gmail.com
12:45-1:35 Workshop Session 1a:
Food Recovery: Feeding People, Feeding Animals
Panel includes representatives from Sugar Roots Farm, Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Kitchen
12:45-1:35 Workshop Session 1b: DIY Composting Indoors: Worms, Worms ,Worms!
Representatives from Dig Easy will teach you how to build your own worm bin
1:45-2:35 Workshop Session 2: Community Models in Composting
Panel includes representatives Schmelly's Dirt Farm, Compost NOW and more.
2:45 - 3:15 Let's Talk More Trash:
Panel includes representatives from NOLA Trash Mob, Green Project, No Waste NOLA
3:15 - 4:00 Closing Plenary: Next Steps

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