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Virtual Spotlight: Long Island’s Second Food Scrap Drop-Off Site

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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Join us on Thursday, November 30, at 7 pm with our meeting guest speaker, Gloria Frazee who will be discussing Long Island’s second food scrap drop-off site in East Hampton.

East Hampton Compost is a community food scrap drop-off program that launched with a 12-week pilot in the summer of 2023. The pilot’s key goals were to educate residents about the importance of transforming food scraps into soil food and which scraps are compostable. They also wanted to show that community members would actively participate. And it worked! They received nearly 2,800 lbs of scraps at two Saturday farmers markets, one in Springs and the other in Sag Harbor. The tables were staffed by community volunteers, including a group of enthusiastic high school interns from the ReWild Summer Program. Contamination rates decreased over the summer and now participants are asking for a year-round program with additional drop-off days. Learn more about this collaboration between ReWild Long Island and the Town of East Hampton NY headed by Gloria Frazee at EastHamptonCompost.org!

Details

Date:
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.easthamptoncompost.org/

Organizer

LIOC
Long Island Organics Council