Tuesday, June 9, 2015

a trio of FREE composting workshops

Composting is EZ with Elisa Zazzera! 

attend one, or all! They are FREE but please register here.

Thursday, June 18, 6:30  – 7:30 PM
Thursday, July 16, 6:30  – 7:30 PM
Thursday, July 30, 6:30  – 7:30 PM (this evening will focus on composting for apartment dwellers--including starting a community compost site. Hear about success stories about composting in apartment buildings and complexes! 

The Kitchen Garden @ South Church, near the compost bins! The Kitchen Garden is behind South Church, at 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, 10522.

Instead of sending your food and yard scraps to the, incinerator compost them to create ‘black gold’ for your garden, yard and houseplants.  Discover the benefits & joy of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps in this hands-on demonstration of how easy it is to compost.

In this hour we'll cover what is compostable on your property and the variety of ways to compost as well as the many benefits of composting -how it can save money & help tread lighter on the planet. It's not just for land owners—apartment dwellers can do this too (vermicomposting, machines, and starting a community compost on apartment complex property.

We'll look into the biology (a bit) of composting. Mostly we'll answer your questions and discuss issues you may be having with composting, such as:
  • What type of compost method is best for you
  • Where to locate your compost
  • What to put into your compost (and what to avoid)
  • How to manage your compost
  • Troubleshooting
  • Harvesting your compost
  • Alternatives to a backyard bin - Vermicomposting, Kobashi & possibly finding places to take your compostables

Elisa Zazzera is involved in Sustainability projects and Environmental Activism in the Hudson River Villages as well as India and Nepal. Elisa participates in and manages the Hastings/Stoneledge Farm CSA group. As a member of HoH Conservation Commission she heads the subcommittee on materials management/sanitation.

Elisa is pictured here with her husband James Dean Conklin. Together they run GreenheadMedia.org