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Florida


Riverside Avondale Preservation Garden Tour

Location: Historic Riverside/Avondale, Jacksonville, FL
Start Date: 5/9/2020
End Date: 5/9/2020
Event Link: https://riversideavondale.org
Details: Garden Tour to celebrate our centennial We will showcase different types of gardens and show veggie growing in our communal garden.We hope to encourage people to make the most of their backyards. We’ll emphasize composting, rain barrels, permaculture and natural yards. We will also have a market where vendors can show their ideas.

Contact: Hazel Clery, hazelclery10@hotmail.com, 904.993.1161

Orlando Composts! Workshop by O-Town Compost

Location: Alafaya Branch Library - 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
Start Date: 5/9/2020
End Date: 5/9/2020
Event Link: https://attend.ocls.info/event/3946357
Details: Join Charlie Pioli, owner of O-Town Compost in a hands on tutorial demonstrating the basics of composting! Be prepared to get dirty, so bring clothes you do not mind being exposed to compost scraps.

Contact: Charlie Pioli, info@o-towncompost.com


Missouri


Free Compost Workshop

Location:Columbia Farmers Market, 1701 W. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri
Start Date: 5/9/2020
End Date: 5/9/2020
Event Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQbuBHK5z9p3YWb2nb53n0PiviFfuqlz72fCgZVNG4RSUYLQ/viewform
Details: Attend a free workshop at the Columbia Farmer's Market on May 9th from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the City of Columbia Volunteer Programs and start diverting kitchen scraps and yard waste while producing a nutrient rich soil amendment. Learn the why, what and how of home composting. Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Composting is easy, it can be fun and rewarding, and it isn’t just for gardeners! Composting is a step everyone can take to reduce their carbon foot print. Composting is nature’s way to recycle.

Contact: City of Columbia Volunteer Programs, Jody Cook, 573-874-6271 or jody.cook@como.gov


Ohio


Beginners Workshop: Backyard Composting

Location: Pickaway County Agriculture & Event Center - Heritage Hall, 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville
Start Date: 4/27/2020
End Date: 4/27/2020
Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-composting-beginners-workshop-tickets-89063638741
Details: From 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All are welcomed disregarding experience level! Bring your kids and/or grand-kids for a special kids program that will take place at the same time as the adult session. Register no later than April 22th by contacting Arista Hartzler at 740-420-5451 or by email at ahartzler@pickaway.org. Cost: $5 per adult and FREE for children under 12 years of age. Food will be provided and all who register will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Composer! REGISTER HERE BY FOLLOWING LINK BELOW! https://forms.gle/TFgzfGmhTME6dkBY8

Contact: dcampbell@pwcgov.org


Virginia


Prince William Compost Awareness Day 2020

Location: Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, Virginia
Start Date: 5/9/2020
End Date: 5/9/2020
Event Link: www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling
Details: The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host its annual Compost Awareness Day Event on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, located at 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA.

The event supports International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the largest most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. ICAW promotes composting efforts in the back yard and at large scale commercial composting facilities, like the County’s Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, which is undergoing construction to make site more efficient.

This year’s event will feature local gardening experts from Prince William County Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Organizations like Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William Environmental Services, Keep Prince William Beautiful and others will staff displays and activities, provide information about their mission and share their organization’s community and environmental benefits In addition to the workshops, guests will receive a free compost sample and door prizes will be given out throughout the event. Compost bins and plants will be on sale and food will be available for purchase from a local 4-H Club.

Balls Ford Road facility conducts commercial scale composting. Residents are encouraged to bring yard waste such as leaves, logs, brush, and garden/hedge trimmings to be processed. The compost that is produced at Balls Ford Road can be purchased by the cubic yard at the Balls Ford facility or the County landfill. Coupons will be distributed to the compost event attendees.

Learn more about Prince William Compost Awareness Day at www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling or https://youtu.be/inpX_5oZUkw

Contact: dcampbell@pwcgov.org

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