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The future of everyday living
EU2016 arts & design programme
FabCity Campus

Community Composting

Sunday 19 June 2016, 2.00 pm
Sun 19 June 2016, 14.00
FabCity
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Our vision is a worm hotel on every street in the city, where neighbours come together to turn organic waste into valuable compost, to grow food locally while reducing pollution in their urban environment. Approximately 35% of the waste being burnt in our cities is organic matter - what a waste! Organic waste can be turned into valuable compost in the city in an easy, fast and odour-free way using a worm hotel. The resulting compost is a rich natural fertiliser that can be used for growing food locally. Making compost out of organic waste helps reduce the carbon footprint in our local food chain and brings neighbours together to create value out of their organic waste.

Hear how pioneering street composting projects in Amsterdam neighbourhoods got started. Meet participants who will share their experiences with you and hear how you too can make compost with your neighbours to grow food locally. Be inspired to start neighbourhood composting! We will tell you all you need to get started with our easy-to-follow guide.

Visit the Le Compostier worm hotel at FabCity to see how it works and hear how easy composting in the city has become. We will give you some worm tea (a natural fertiliser) to bring home with you that your plants are going to love! Please bring an empty container with a tight-fitting lid to bring home your worm tea.

Location

Presentation and Q&A: Indoors at a FabCity venue. Demonstration: Outside (weather permitting) at FabCity’s worm hotel by Le Compostier, located beside the Ons Eten cafe.

Registration

Presentation and demo are free, but if you want to attend please send an email to lecompostier@gmail.com.

Programme

14:00 - 15:30

Presentation and Q&A (indoor) .

15.30 - 18.00

Interactive demonstrations of how a worm hotel works, with a practical guide to begin composting in your neighbourhood. Our demonstrations will last 30 minutes and will begin every half hour.