Registration is still open for the Food Waste Management Workshop sponsored by the Maine Compost Team and the University of Maine, Aug. 21–22 in Orono.
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 Aug. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.