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Composting for non-farmers: sharing ideas

June 13 Transition Bluffton program

In Bluffton we are fortunate to have curbside recycling to keep many of our recyclables out of landfills.  But what about our food waste?

The public is invited to a free panel discussion about composting hosted by Transition Bluffton at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the 3rd floor Town Hall meeting room, 154 N. Main.

Join Sally Weaver Sommer, Jon Sommer and Wendy Chappell-Dick for a discussion about small scale and community composting.  The program is designed for inexperienced and experienced composters alike. 

The program will consist of a short presentation and sharing by participants about what has worked well and what has not worked well for them.  Ideas for creating community wide opportunities to compost will be discussed in addition to single-home composting.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency food is the largest single source of waste in our landfills.  The EPA estimates that 20 percent of what goes into municipal landfills is food, and consumers are responsible for 40 to 50 percent of this food waste. 

While reducing the amount of food waste in our kitchens and at our tables is important in addressing this problem, composting is a way of keeping the waste we do create from entering the landfill with the added bonus of providing fertile soil for our gardens and yards.

About Transition Bluffton
Transition Bluffton brings people together to build resilience and sustainability in Bluffton and the surrounding area.  Our tools are creative and collaborative thinking and mutual support. Visit our website at transitionbuffton.org.