Composting Conference At RIC
(3.9) Code Brown at such-and-such. That is the wry signal from the Providence Mounted Command to the Public Works Department when the shovel-and-bucket brigade is needed. Gorgeous stuff horse manure, and I’m sure the parks department puts it to good use.
This Thursday the Environment Council of Rhode Island, in conjunction with the Rhode Island College Office of Sustainability, will be hosting the 2017 Rhode Island Compost Conference and Trade Show at Rhode Island College (RIC). There will be a total of 8 workshops in 2 morning sessions, several covering topics never before discussed at previous conferences. The morning is devoted to workshops: community composting, food scraps, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Compost Worm Tea,” and “Composting Humanure.” Okaaaay.
The middle of the day focuses on the trade show. Current exhibitors include The Rhode Island Worm Farm Cooperative, SCS Engineers, The Center for EcoTechnology, Earth Appliance, and The Compost Plant.
The Afternoon plenary is a talk Lorenzo Macaluso, Director of Client Relations, Center for EcoTechnology on Growing Compost Infrastructure. The Center for EcoTechnology has been helping communities scale up compositing for several years and we are excited to help introduce them to the RI compost community.
Admission (includes lunch) $40 at door, 9am to 3pm, Thursday, March 9, RIC Student Union, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue (directions)