The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.
This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.
WEBINAR 1 – August 26th from 4-6 pm
“Different Scales of Composting: From Municipalities to Farms”
Robert Isner (CT DEEP), James McSweeney (Compost Technical Services, Arlington, MA), Coreyanne Mansell (CET, MA)
WEBINAR 2 | September 9th from 4-6 pm
“Municipal Composting; Case Studies/Updates”
WEBINAR 3 | September 23rd from 4-6 pm
“Advanced Composting: Building Quality with Recipes, Testing, Nutrient Management & Environmental Planning”
Domingo Medina (CT NOFA), Dawn Pettinelli (UCONN), James Hyde (USDA NRCS)
WEBINAR 4 | October 7th from 4-6 pm
“Composting: Feedstocks, Equipment, Siting, Infrastructure & Management”
Andrew Carpenter (Northern Tilth, Maine), Peter Moon (O2Compost)
WEBINAR 5 | October 28th from 4-6 pm
“Farm Composting: Case Studies/Updates”