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2013 Sustainability Summit Workshop ~ Living Biological Growing Systems
Friday, March 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (CST)
Join us for the 10th annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition, to be held at the Delta Center of Milwaukee (formerly Frontier Airlines Center) March 6th - 7th 2013. Growing Power will be an exhibitor for this event and we encourage you to register through www.sustainabilitysummit.us to reserve your spot for this learning and networking opportunity!
In addition to our presence at the conference, we will be hosting a Tour/Workshop at our National Headquarters on 55th & Silver Spring on Friday March 8th from 9am to 3:15pm. (Participants are not required to register for the Conference through the Sustainability Summit in order to take our tour and workshop ~ anyone may register!)
MORNING TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Tour our 2.5 acre Urban Farm! Learn about Growing Power's history, community projects, and see our growing methods hard at work!
AFTERNOON WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
LIVING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION Learn how to develop and maintain sustainable growing systems as well as the soil science behind it all!
Composting: Learn how to build and maintain a small scale home-use composting system. Discuss how to develop a large scale system that transforms your community's waste into healthy soil for food production.
Vermiculture: Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin at home, and participate in filling one of Growing Power's production-scale worm bins. Discussion will include how to build out larger scale worm depositories for commercial production. Learn about using nutrient rich vermicompost as a fertilizer and a value-added product.
**All participants responsible for their own transportation. Registration, the tour, lunch, and the workshop will all be held at 55th & Silver Spring.
9:00am – 9:30am ~ Registration
9:30am – 11:30am ~ Introduction and Tour of Growing Power’s Urban Farm
11:30am – 12:15pm ~ Hoop House Luncheon. Enjoy sandwiches and refreshments provided by our MLK Café & Food Market.
12:15pm – 3:15pm ~ Composting/Vermiculture Workshop
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Growing Power, Inc
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.