Learn to recycle yard and food waste into soil fertilizer whether you’re a backyard gardener or a farmer with a large-scale project in mind. Experts will instruct you on composting organic materials and vermicomposting, reprocessing waste using worms. Sponsored by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, University of Illinois Extension, City of Springfield’s Division of Waste and Recycling, North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and Illinois Department of Agriculture. Build your Own Bin is the scheduled workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Register for the symposium or workshop at extension.uiuc.edu/sangamonmenard or call 782-4617. Cost is $25 for each.
Composting Symposium: Backyard, Business and Beyond
Monday, Feb. 8,
University of Illinois
Illinois State Fairgrounds,
2501 N. Eighth Street