THIS WEEK Backyard Composting Made Easy How? Backyard composting turns organic waste - grasses, leaves, garden debris and vegetable and fruit scrapes -

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  • THIS WEEK Backyard Composting Made Easy How? Backyard composting turns organic waste - grasses, leaves, garden debris and vegetable and fruit scrapes - into a nutrient rich mixture you can add to your yard or garden.Why? Keeps yard waste and household food waste out of the trash stream.Next Steps RethinkRecycling.com - lawn garden disposal and composting information for the Twin Cities area.

  • Composting Awareness Presented by MN ZOO Volunteer Conservation Corps -Aid in the expansion of Zoos internal composting efforts-Interact with Zoo guests encouraging them to compost in proper onsite containers-Educate Zoo guests about home composting at various Zoo Special Events

  • Volunteers daily compost all lunch time food waste in the Education kitchen as part of the Zoos internal composting efforts

  • OctoberFest - Family Farm - 2012Earth Day Spring 2013

  • Engaging shoppers at Farmers Market Summer 2013Compostable cups at Tiger Tracks 5K run

  • - Participated in 9 onsite events, 1 offsite event and 3 Farmers Market days

    - Volunteers invested 152 hours of program presentation time

    - 2352 direct contacts with event visitors Composting Awareness AccomplishmentsThank you