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Composting at the 5th Annual DC Housing Expo

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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Calling All Compost Enthusiasts!

Please join Leanne Spaulding, Manager of Membership and Communications, US Composting Council and learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about composting.

Session 1: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 151‐B
Do It Yourself Outdoor Compost Bin

It was once something the zealous, health conscious believers did. But it's now something even mainstream America is doing. It's called composting. An ever‐increasing number of local communities are encouraging the disposal of yard wastes – grass clippings and leaves – in manners that do not involve landfills. And even more communities are discouraging leaf burning. So where are the grass clippings and leaves to go? Into your compost heap, of course. Whether you begin composting out of necessity or a sincere desire to improve the environment, it is extremely easy to do and is a great project for the novice DIYer. Here you will be given a quick overview on starting your own outdoor composting project.

Session 2: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 151‐B
Do It Yourself Indoor Vermicompost

Does the idea of using worms to turn your non‐fatty kitchen scraps into rich green compost interest you? Worm composting or vermicomposting is a low cost, easy way for a householder get a steady supply of compost while reducing our need for landfills and helping the environment. Here you will be given a quick overview on starting your own vermicomposting project.

Call (202)442‐7200 or visit dhcd.dc.gov to register