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Composting Workshop: Magic of Transformation

2024-07-09T18:00:00Z 2024-07-09T20:00:00Z Composting Workshop: Magic of Transformation

Education Name: Composting Workshop: Magic of Transformation 

Date: 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM - 7/9/2024 4:00:00 PM 

Location: Wormies Composting 
5745 WHITNEYVILLE AVE SE 
Alto, MI 49302 

Description: 
Composting is an integral part of the food and agriculture system. Transforming “waste” into rich, organic “gold” can happen whether you’re at a community garden, a livestock farm (like Melody Bee), your own backyard, or if you drop off compost somewhere else to be used in other people’s gardens and farms (like the partnership between Wormies and New City Neighbors). This workshop serves as a beginning place for conversation between farmer-to-farmer, gardener-to-gardener, and confidential programs like the MAEAP and Produce Safety, so folks can better navigate the trials and errors of composting to fit their specific goals and set-up. As a Produce Safety Technician, Morgan assists farms of all sizes, scales, and types in navigating how to practically achieve produce safety on their operation to ensure safe food for our communities. A common "hot topic" throughout this past year has been at-home/on-farm composting, specifically on beginning, small, and medium scaled farms. The goal of this event is to bridge the gap between soil health benefits and the produce safety plus environmental management options of using compost, especially compost that includes animal sources (post-consumer produce, manure, worms, etc.).  This event aims to showcase how two local farms, of different scales and models, use and create compost.

 
Wormies Composting 5745 WHITNEYVILLE AVE SE Alto, MI 49302
Location
Wormies Composting
5745 WHITNEYVILLE AVE SE
Alto, MI 49302

Event Date

Start: July 09, 2024 2:00 PM

End: July 09, 2024 4:00 PM

Education Name: Composting Workshop: Magic of Transformation 

Date: 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM - 7/9/2024 4:00:00 PM 

Location: Wormies Composting 
5745 WHITNEYVILLE AVE SE 
Alto, MI 49302 

Description: 
Composting is an integral part of the food and agriculture system. Transforming “waste” into rich, organic “gold” can happen whether you’re at a community garden, a livestock farm (like Melody Bee), your own backyard, or if you drop off compost somewhere else to be used in other people’s gardens and farms (like the partnership between Wormies and New City Neighbors). This workshop serves as a beginning place for conversation between farmer-to-farmer, gardener-to-gardener, and confidential programs like the MAEAP and Produce Safety, so folks can better navigate the trials and errors of composting to fit their specific goals and set-up. As a Produce Safety Technician, Morgan assists farms of all sizes, scales, and types in navigating how to practically achieve produce safety on their operation to ensure safe food for our communities. A common "hot topic" throughout this past year has been at-home/on-farm composting, specifically on beginning, small, and medium scaled farms. The goal of this event is to bridge the gap between soil health benefits and the produce safety plus environmental management options of using compost, especially compost that includes animal sources (post-consumer produce, manure, worms, etc.).  This event aims to showcase how two local farms, of different scales and models, use and create compost.