Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Listening Tree Co-op 
87 Reservoir Rd.
Chepachet, RI 02814

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Karina Lutz 
Listening Tree Co-op 


See here for basic info about Listening Tree's accessibility. Additionally for this workshop, we'll be spending some time down a flight of stairs looking at the '-er- guts of the compost toilet system. We will also spend time at the vermiculture facility, wihch is accessible by car down a dirt driveway. The floor in that space is gravel.

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A whirlwind tour of compost, from vermiculture to humanure

with Conor Lally

Take a whirlwind tour of compost – including various backyard methods, worm composting at the home and farm scale, composting humanure and the many options for eco-toilets and urine diversion. We will discuss the basic science of composting, various technologies and methods, and how to select a system that best meets your needs and preferences. We’ll cover some key points on how to get started and how to approach misinformation and misconceptions that persist. We’ll take a look back at the history of synthetic fertilizer, waterborne sanitation, and industrial farming to better understand how we arrived at our current state, and how we can shift towards a better system that eliminates pollution, protects water, and builds healthy soils. 

Conor Lally of Nutrient Networks will introduce principles and practices, with an insiders view of all three types of composting in action at Listening Tree Co-op.

$20 per person.