January 29, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

There are so many different ways to transform your household’s organic waste streams that choosing one can be overwhelming. How do you ensure you’re supporting healthy bacteria and fungi in your soil? Join Environmental Specialist and Director of Maine Compost School, Mark King, to learn about what he views to be the most effective and efficient composting methods for the home gardener. Bring your questions and leave equipped to deal with your waste and turn it into what you want. This event will be held online via Zoom.

Registration is required – click here to register!

Mark is originally from Winthrop, Maine and has been with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection since 1991. He holds a degree in biology from the University of Maine and a Masters in zoology from Southern Illinois University. Currently, Mark works as an Environmental Specialist in the Department’s Sustainability Division, where he serves as the Department’s compost contact. Additionally, he serves as the Department’s representative on the Maine Compost Team and helped develop the internationally renowned Maine Compost School where he serves as a faculty member and Director. Mark is currently working on a project to promote statewide composting as an alternative to landfill and incineration disposal.

Please join us for our annual Winter Garden Workshop series: Growing Literacy. Every winter, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust offers this series of workshops to engage with the community, support the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and offer skill-building exercises for gardeners of all abilities. These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn from master gardeners and experts on a variety of gardening subjects. This year we are proud to host six talks through collaboration with Brunswick-Topsham Land TrustGrowing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these talks will be on local farms, three on Zoom, and one in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions, and join us!

Curtis Memorial Library is a public library of Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine. Curtis Memorial Library strives to enrich the quality of life in this region by building community, advocating for reading, championing social justice and digital equity, and promoting sustainability.

Growing to Give grows organic produce to support those in the community struggling with food insecurity while modeling, educating, and advocating for climate-friendly farming practices. Working with a robust network of volunteers and community partners, Growing to Give has grown and donated over 80,000 lbs of produce since its inception in 2017.

Thank you to Camden National Bank for sponsoring this series!