Paper by Mary Schwarz, Jean Bonhotal, Karyn Bischoff and Joseph Ebel published in Trends in Animal & Veterinary Sciences Journal 4(1):1-12, 2013.
“Safe Urban Gardening” The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences newest release in it’s Environmental Health Chat podcast series
The podcast examines why soil contamination makes gardening potentially risky in some areas. Cornell Professor Murray McBride, Ph.D., and Hannah Shayler, an extension associate with the Cornell Waste Management Institute, discuss a recent survey of New York City garden soil and what you can do to protect your family from contamination. Listen to the podcast.
For more information on the research, go to the Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities website.
Register by March 20, 2013 for discounted pricing. Click here.
Proceedings from the 4th International Symposium: Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-products and Associated Health Risk: Connecting Research, Regulations & Response
The New York State Association for Solid Waste Management (NYSASWM) is offering an organic waste management course – Liverpool, NY, March 5-6, 2013
NYSASWM is offering a how-to course on organic waste management. With the State’s Solid Waste Plan focusing on reducing the amount of organic waste that is disposed in NYS, this course is a primer for any who are considering or planning to start up composting, anaerobic digestion, or other organic waste processing or management facilities. The course is being held in Liverpool, NY (Syracuse area) on March 5th and 6th and will provide professional engineers with up to 10 ½ hours of PDH credit. Reservations at the Liverpool Holiday Inn must be made by February 4th to obtain the course room rate of $94, so please act quickly to reserve your room. Registrations are due in by the 15th of February.
Event information: http://www.nysaswm.org/EventsNews.htm
New York City, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today announced a plan to convert tree debris caused by Hurricane Sandy into reusable materials, including biofuel, mulch and landfill cover…
…Contractors capable of hauling and further processing the wood debris may register with the Army Corps at https://apps.swf.usace.army.mil/Hurricane/. Recipients of the mulch will need to process it to less than one inch in two dimensions before May 1, 2013. The US Department of Agriculture and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets must approve the processing and location to ensure this standard is met.”
Read more from the Press Release
The Cornell Waste Management Institute has developed a web page containing many of their solid waste educational materials that have been translated into Spanish – from compost curriculum for schools and communities to mortality composting to best practices for healthy gardening.
Presented by Rhonda L. Sherman, Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University. This webinar is organized by Keep America Beautiful and the US Composting Council. Register.