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Food Waste Management Workshop – August 21-22, 2013

Registration is still open for the Food Waste Management Workshop sponsored by the Maine Compost Team and the University of Maine, August 21–22, 2013 in Orono, Maine.

The two-day event will feature information on UMaine’s new food material in-vessel compost system and how schools, corporations, entertainment and food industries can turn waste into a renewable product.

The faculty of the internationally recognized Maine Compost School will conduct hands-on activities to reinforce discussions on a variety of topics, including components and methods of food waste management, compost recipe development, compost troubleshooting and opportunities for anaerobic digestion.

The workshop costs $200 to attend both days. All instructional materials, refreshments, lunches and assorted publications will be provided. A complete event schedule is online (composting.org).

The Maine Compost Team is also offering an all-day tour of two compost facilities and an anaerobic digester on August 23. The tour fee is $50 and includes educational instruction at each stop, motor coach transportation from Orono and lunch.

Preregistration is required for both events. To register online or download a registration form, visit umaine.edu/food-health/blog/2013/05/06/food-waste-management.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson, 207.832.0343; mhutch@maine.edu.

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