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One Person's Trash Can be Your Garden's Gold! How to Become a Master Composter!

February 13th, 2015 by master

With The New No-Compost in Trash Rules, it’s time to Learn How to Compost and Turn Your Garbage into Gold.

Seattle Tilth in Partnership with the city of Seattle offers training for Volunteer Compost Educators this Spring at Seattle Tilth.

If you haven’t been paying attention, the city of Seattle now prohibits food waste from going in the garbage.

Because food waste in landfills is a big problem, accounting for nearly one quarter of methane emissions in the US, it’s time to take that useful material and transform it into ‘gardener’s gold’.

There is no debate whether or not compost offers tons of benefits. – reducing global warming, storm water pollution and waste, while building healthy soil and growing healthy plants.

Now in its 30th year, Seattle Tilth is inviting the community to come participate in their Master Composter / Soil Builder program in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities to train community members to become compost educators.

Here are the Detail from Seattle Tilth on how you can get involved!

Community members participate in 28 hours of classroom learning, hands-on practice and field trips. Learn how to compost while learning about soil science, natural yard care and recycling!

Training includes eight sessions during four weeks starting on Tuesday, March 24 in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood (4649 Sunnyside Ave N). After the training, Master Composters contribute 35 hours of volunteer outreach teaching practical techniques to other community members. Volunteers work on projects of their own choosing – at schools, churches, community centers, businesses and community gardens.

Apply by March 14
The Master Composter program is for Seattle residents only. King County residents who live outside of Seattle are encouraged to apply to similar programs we offer in King County. Applications are dueMarch 14. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

APPLY NOW.

Questions? Come to an Info Session!
Interested and want to learn more about this program? Attend one of the following info sessions:

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N)

For More Information:

The Master Composter/Soil Builder program is managed by Seattle Tilth and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities.

  • Thursday, Mar. 5 in South Seattle (TBA, check the website for details)
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    One Person’s Trash Can be Your Garden’s Gold! How to Become a Master Composter!

    February 13th, 2015 by master

    With The New No-Compost in Trash Rules, it’s time to Learn How to Compost and Turn Your Garbage into Gold.

    Seattle Tilth in Partnership with the city of Seattle offers training for Volunteer Compost Educators this Spring at Seattle Tilth.

    If you haven’t been paying attention, the city of Seattle now prohibits food waste from going in the garbage.

    Because food waste in landfills is a big problem, accounting for nearly one quarter of methane emissions in the US, it’s time to take that useful material and transform it into ‘gardener’s gold’.

    There is no debate whether or not compost offers tons of benefits. – reducing global warming, storm water pollution and waste, while building healthy soil and growing healthy plants.

    Now in its 30th year, Seattle Tilth is inviting the community to come participate in their Master Composter / Soil Builder program in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities to train community members to become compost educators.

    Here are the Detail from Seattle Tilth on how you can get involved!

    Community members participate in 28 hours of classroom learning, hands-on practice and field trips. Learn how to compost while learning about soil science, natural yard care and recycling!

    Training includes eight sessions during four weeks starting on Tuesday, March 24 in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood (4649 Sunnyside Ave N). After the training, Master Composters contribute 35 hours of volunteer outreach teaching practical techniques to other community members. Volunteers work on projects of their own choosing – at schools, churches, community centers, businesses and community gardens.

    Apply by March 14
    The Master Composter program is for Seattle residents only. King County residents who live outside of Seattle are encouraged to apply to similar programs we offer in King County. Applications are dueMarch 14. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

    APPLY NOW.

    Questions? Come to an Info Session!
    Interested and want to learn more about this program? Attend one of the following info sessions:

    • Monday, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N)

    For More Information:

    The Master Composter/Soil Builder program is managed by Seattle Tilth and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities.

  • Thursday, Mar. 5 in South Seattle (TBA, check the website for details)
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    The Udistrict Lights Up in the Alley and has a Party

    December 5th, 2014 by master

    Take a stroll down a University District alley and find yourself surrounded by art, music and festivities. The U-District Partnership is holding their 2nd Annual Alley Lights and Holiday Swag events all day on Dec 6.

    Alley Lights

    Join the U-district Partnership for their Second Annual Alley Activation Event: ALLEY LIGHTS- Light Installations with Special Exhibits, Live Music, Snacks  and Hot Libations

    Where: Starts in front of Café Allegra and continues between NE 45th & NE 41st.
    When: Dec 6, 4 – 7 pm\
    Contact: events@udistrictpartnership.org  / 206-547-4417 for more info

    Holiday Swag!

    Make a free Holiday Swag with at many u-district locations, including the Saturday market.

    Where: City of Seattle- Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Utilities, University Heights Center, The U District Partnership, University District Neighborhood Farmer’s Market, University District BIA,
    When: Dec 6, 10am -1pm
    Contact: events@udistrictpartnership.org  / 206-547-4417 for more info

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    Free tree-cycling until January 9

    December 27th, 2010 by master

    The city is offering free curbside “tree-cycling” until January 9th for customers who subscribe to curbside food and yard waste collection.

    Trees and greens need to be cut into sections of no more than six feet with branches trimmed to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Sections of trees should be bundled together with string or twine. Apartment and condo residents can put one tree next to each yard waste bin with no extra charge.

    Flocked trees or trees with tinsel on them will be collected as extra garbage. These trees must be cut into three-foot pieces and each piece will be charged as extra garbage. (Just a reminder that starting on January 1, each extra unit of garbage will cost $8.10.)

    Residents who don’t subscribe to food and yard waste collection can drop trees and greens at the North Recycling and Disposal station (North 34th Street and Carr Place N) from December 26th through January 9th. Tree sections must be cut into sections eight feet or less with trunks four inches or smaller in diameter. One vehicle can drop off three trees.

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    Map shows which neighborhoods had the most rain

    December 13th, 2010 by master

    If you wondered how much rain fell in each of Seattle’s neighborhoods during this weekend’s Pineapple Express, here’s a closer look.  A detailed analysis by a meteorologist from Seattle Public Utilities shows that most of Seattle received 3 to 4 inches of precipitation, with some areas receiving more.

    The map-based analysis, based on data from 22 local rain gauges, shows that at several locations—including West Seattle, Green Lake, and South Park—the amount of rain that fell was close to that of a historical 100-year event.  For much of the rest of the city, it was a 20- to 30-year storm.  The map shows the U-District picked up between 3 and 4 inches.  The most rain fell on West Seattle, which received over 4 inches in at least one location.

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    Green roofs in the U-District

    September 23rd, 2010 by master

    Seattle Public Utilities and the Department of Planning and Development have just wrapped up a report on green roofs across the city.  Several of the green roofs are here in the U-District including ones at George F. Russell Hall, McMahon Hall, and Merrill Hall.  The city has also put together a self-guided tour map of green roofs that you can check out for yourself, including the one atop Merrill Hall.


    Photo of Merrill Hall by Mary Levin, University of Washington News

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