Compost expert coming to Merryspring
Camden — Mark King will lead a talk on institutional composting at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon.
Waste reduction is important in securing a sustainable future, and composting is a practical method of not only reducing solid waste but also returning nutrients to the earth. King’s presentation will outline institutional composting efforts currently in place in Maine. The talk will detail composting food waste from cafeterias and produce suppliers, and will cite specific examples in Maine.
King is an environmental specialist through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainability Unit and has worked with compost education and outreach for the past 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in zoology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
This presentation is part of the Summer Talk Series, cosponsored by Camden National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real-Estate. Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with a $5 fee for non-members. Merryspring is a member-supported nonprofit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.
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