Compost Matters

Posted by on February 01, 2010

Compost Matters

Sponsored by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
When: Wednesday, February 10th; 8:00AM – 3:00PM.
Where: Ben Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street
Fee: $20 before January 29th, $30 after, includes lunch
Preregistration is required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Compost Matters is a one-day conference that will look at the current state of composting in the Delaware Valley. With a focus on new developments in food-waste composting practices, the forum will bring together innovators, policy makers, and visionaries in the field, examining current barriers to food waste recovery, public policy issues, and successful models from the region and around the state.

The conference is geared toward sustainability professionals from local governments, institutions, and businesses; municipal and state officials; and the interested public. Participants will learn about current opportunities for composting food waste and how to include food recovery efforts in their operations.

Full agenda can be found at

Speakers Include: Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia; Will Allen, Growing Power; Patti Olenick and Carl Hursh, PA Department of Environmental Protection; Nelson Widell, Peninsula Compost Group; Ned Foley, Two Particular Acres, and Marvin Dixon, Four Seasons Hotel; Maurice Sampson II, Niche Recycling, Inc.; Mark Highland, Organic Mechanics Potting Soil Mike Giuranna, US Environmental Protection Agency/Region III

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