Keep it Green Field Day - August 13, 2013

Openhouse for new South Campus Anaerobic Digester

South campus anaerobic digester site

Do you have an interest in reusing food waste and reducing impacts on the environment? If so, join Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU Extension for the Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources event on Tuesday, August 13.

Learn more about food waste composting and vermiculture taking place at the MSU Student Organic Farm. Since 2008, MSU Culinary Services has partnered with the MSU Student Organic Farm to compost pre-consumer food waste. The Student Organic Farm gets food waste from the dining halls to compost. Through the vermicomposting process, worms and micro-organisms turn kitchen waste into black, earthy-smelling, nutrient-rich humus. Excess compost is then sold to the public through the Surplus Store.

In addition to learning about food-waste composting at the August 13 event, participants will also learn more about the new south campus anaerobic digester and tour the University Farms composting facility, Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC), MSU Recycling, and the T.B. Simon Power Plant. 

To see a detailed agenda and to register, visit http://goo.gl/iDjyK. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, and the event will end at 4:30. Before Aug. 5, the registration fee is $20. Onsite registrations are welcome, but the cost will be $30 at the door. 

 If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please let me know at braidbet@msu.eduor 517-884-7081