Hurricane Sandy made us reschedule. Now you can learn how to convert your leaves and yard waste to BLACK GOLD! If you’d like to save money, improve the health of your garden and plants, and reduce waste, then the Bedford Compost Tour is for you!
On November 11th, the Bedford 2020 Waste/Recycling Task Force is hosting a community event about the ease and benefits of composting titled, Get the Dirt on Compost: A Bedford Compost Tour. The afternoon kicks-off with a “Composting Info Session” at John Jay Homestead, followed by tours of composting methods at local homes, farms and schools.
The Info Session will feature:
- Opportunities to touch, smell and feel finished compost
- Local compost experts on hand to give tips and answer questions
- Displays of various composting bins, tools and other accessories – all available for purchase
- Leaf Mulching demonstration
- And much more
There will also be a Raffle offering such prizes as:
- A truckload of compost delivered to your home
- Backyard composting machine
- Consultations with compost experts, and more!
After the Info Session, ticketed attendees will tour eight sites offering a variety of yard and organic waste composting methods: three-bin composting, worm bin composting, barrel composting, lasagna composting, open pile composting and leaf mulching. Hosts will be present to answer questions and give tips. Venues on the tour include village homes, medium size homes, farm gardens, and school gardens offering the opportunity for everyone to experience a composting system that they could emulate.
Attendees can choose to visit as many of the sites as they like. “We are thrilled to have so many talented local composters participating, providing tips and information, and opening their wonderful sites for our tour,” says Leslie Needham, Event Co-Chair and member of B 2020’s Waste/Recycling Task Force.
Compost Tour venues include: Armstrong House, Pound Ridge; Becker Residence, Katonah; Lockwoods, Bedford; Mitchell Residence, Bedford Hills; Mt. Kisco Child Care Center, Mt. Kisco; Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Mt. Kisco; River Hills, Bedford; Sevenoaks, Mt. Kisco (Please note, due to the hurricane related issues, Martha Stewart’s farm is no longer on the tour.)
“Whether you are new to composting or looking to expand your composting practices, this event will offer great tools and information,” explains Fiona Mitchell, Event Co-Chair and member of B 2020’s Waste/Recycling Task Force. “Our ultimate goal is to drive waste reduction in the community. By demonstrating the simplicity and benefits of composting, we hope to inspire composters and take an actionable step towards achieving this goal.”
Get the Dirt on Compost: A Bedford Compost Tour takes place on Sunday, November 11th, Noon – 4pm. Advance registration is required. All attendees visiting compost sites must have a valid ticket, obtained at John Jay Homestead.
To register or for more information visit: www.bedford 2020.org/compost
First 60 to register will receive a free bag of compost. All attendees will also receive a 20% discount at Mill River Garden Supply on purchases made by December 31, 2012.