Past Meetup

Composting Workshop

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Back by popular demand, come learn composting with Rian Bedard of EcoMovement Composting! Hosted by Port City Makerspace & The Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group.

To RSVP for this event, you need to go here:

Come learn the basics of backyard composting, the dos and don'ts, how to keep your pile active, and the basic science behind it. We'll also work together to set up a simple composting set up made mostly from scavenged materials at Makerspace. Rian can further talk about how it is done on a large scale at commercial facilities. Bring your questions, success stories and failure stories to share and ask about for some expert advice!

This workshop will cost $20 per person, and will be capped at 20 participants. Again, RSVP for this event here:

Rian Bedard is a certified Permaculture Designer and instructor. He started a Zero Waste program as manager of the Me and Ollie's cafe in Downtown Portsmouth. He worked as Assistant Director of the Green Alliance, where he realized that there was a demand for compost hauling service. In November of 2009 he decided to venture into the hauling industry and started a company called EcoMovement. They currently have over 100 clients and are diverting an estimated 20 tons of food waste from the landfill each week. They will soon be opening a commercial composting facility in the Seacoast as well.