Got healthy soil? The answer in today’s Boston, is, sadly, “probably not.” But fear not! Gardeners, environmental advocates, and pro-composters are (once more) convening! Join them at the Boston Nature Center at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Learn the history of composting in Boston and the status of current Boston leaf composting program (through a viewing or tour of the site). Participants will envision a new compost infrastructure and determine what would need to be done to achieve it! Please RSVP to email@example.com. Continue on for the full invitation.
The Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness and the Boston Nature Center invite you to a reconvening of the Boston Compost Council on
Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. at the Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan. Directions: http://www.massaudubon.org/printdirections.php?sanc_code=21.
The Council’s purpose is to convene a meeting of Boston stakeholders committed to improving the quality of the product and practice of composting in the City.
The Council was formed (initially in the late 1990′s) to:
1) To facilitate more sustainable composting of materials generated by Boston’s residents, municipal services, institutions, and the private sector
2) Address the growing need for high quality compost and soil amendments used by urban gardeners and growers, landscapers, and city services.
The Agenda for this meeting is:
· History of composting in Boston
· Status of current Boston yard waste composting program
· Synopsis of Massachusetts DEP’s organic waste diversion goals, incentives, and programming through 2014
· Visioning what is the community’s need
· Initial ideas of what would need to be done to achieve vision
· Next Steps