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Different Scales of Composting: From Municipalities to Farms - Shared screen with speaker view
CT DEEP
29:33
If you have any questions for any of our speakers, please put them here. Thank you.
Lisa Rioni
43:03
Hi, are there resources / guidelines available for a non-profit farm who would like to start a public composting facility?
Domingo Medina
43:14
Can you clarify out of farm sources of food that can be taken
Domingo Medina
44:01
I refer to the policy about off farm material to compost in a farm
Greg McCarron
44:08
What is the schedule for permit review by DEEP?
Max Johansen
44:24
between at home, on site, and large central composting adoption, which would produce the largest impact if there were a 10% uptick in adoption?
Domingo Medina
44:52
You are welcom
Domingo Medina
44:59
welcome
Robert Isner
48:48
A few quick responses
Robert Isner
49:50
Permit review time depends on the site specifics, best way to get started is to contact DEEP - preapplication questionnaire is on the DEEP permit webpage.
Robert Isner
51:36
CGS Sec 22a-208cc allows 5% of food waste to be introduced to an exempt on-farm A.D. food source could be municipal, institutional, private, and is not limited by the CGS
kip Kolesinskas
55:41
would recommend an onsite investigation by a soil scientist to ID depth of seasonal high water table and kind of watertable. Kip Kolesinskas. Soil survey maps are only a guide
Liz Dupont-Diehl
01:09:47
Hi - can these presentations be emailed to participants?
CT DEEP
01:11:35
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Analiese Paik
01:11:50
Excellent presentation. James do you do end to end consulting for municipalities and businesses?
Analiese Paik
01:18:05
Can you provide us with a basic budget, ex land acquisition/use? Cost to site, construct, manage, permit, staff and revenue from sales of compost.
Michael Nork
01:26:40
James, I'm curious about vermicomposting -- do vermicomposting systems exist on a "commercial" scale (i.e. not in a household or classroom)? If such larger systems do exist what kind of processing capacity do they have? I guess my assumption is using worms might limit throughput efficiency, making vermicomposting better suited to smaller-scale applications.
Genevieve Morgan
01:27:24
That was very helpful, thank you!
Megan Ellis
01:27:39
Thank you - super informative!
Cynthia Rabinowitz
01:39:43
I tried typing the link Cori gave for the Community Toolkit but the page didn't come up. Could you put the link in the chat as it was very small on the screen and I may have got it wrong. Thank you!
Michael Nork
01:40:44
https://wastedfood.cetonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Community-Toolkit-Yard-Trimmings-Food-Scraps.pdf
Cynthia Rabinowitz
01:41:04
Thank you!
CT DEEP
01:41:27
https://wastedfood.cetonline.org/toolbox/
Darien Downey
01:48:54
What would you suggest for a pile that has become too dry? I have a pile about 80’x12’x6’ that was up to 150F in early May and has cooled down a lot since. I don’t think had enough moisture this year. Should I just hydrate it manually on occasion?
Darien Downey
01:49:38
Also what mixing or turning tools for windrows do you suggest to small farms? I turn with a loader currently, but I’m trying to figure out a better mixing/prep tool.
kip Kolesinskas
01:50:00
We need to be thinking and planning more for the use and distribution of finished compost, especially to the urban suburban landscape. especially as quantities increase
Amanda Fargo-Johnson
01:50:28
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Domingo Medina
01:51:45
hy 5%?
Domingo Medina
01:51:50
Why 5%
Nancy Stein
01:57:12
Thank you!
Robert Isner
01:59:19
link to CGS supplement for 22a-208cc - link to CGS supplement for 22a-208cc - https://www.cga.ct.gov/2020/sup/chap_446d.htm#sec_22a-208cc
Katherine Bruns
02:01:29
So is Coryanne saying that its best for municipalities to start small by starting with a centralized drop-off site to start the conversation? Thanks.
Darien Downey
02:08:24
For clarity, my pile that is dry is made up of last winters animal bedding/waste (cattle and poultry)
Chelsey Hahn
02:11:15
Here’s a worm composting business in CT: https://www.wiggleroom.org/
Analiese Paik
02:11:45
my understanding is that vermicompost is the best compost you can make. That's according to Wiggle Room's research.
Genevieve Morgan
02:12:19
The worms themselves can also be a product for sale to chicken farmers, fisherpeople, etc.
Cynthia Rabinowitz
02:14:03
We need to be careful about promoting selling worms for fishing bait. We do have the Amynthas earthworms (jumping worms that are considered invasive). One of the ways they are disbursed around the region is by fishing.
Cynthia Rabinowitz
02:15:02
Of course, if we're just talking about red wigglers it's not really a problem, because they're a different species and don't survive the winters here.
Genevieve Morgan
02:15:32
Yes, I was thinking Red Wigglers, but good information, thank you.
Cynthia Rabinowitz
02:15:44
:)
Darien Downey
02:18:22
I had a question unanswered still!
Genevieve Morgan
02:18:24
Thank you all for the work you do!
Megan Ellis
02:18:25
thank you everyone!
Darien Downey
02:19:11
“What would you suggest for a pile that has become too dry? I have a pile about 80’x12’x6’ that was up to 150F in early May and has cooled down a lot since. I don’t think had enough moisture this year. Should I just hydrate it manually on occasion?”
Darien Downey
02:19:20
“Also what mixing or turning tools for windrows do you suggest to small farms? I turn with a loader currently, but I’m trying to figure out a better mixing/prep tool."
Liz Dupont-Diehl
02:20:13
thank you!