Workshop: Urban Composting – From Scraps to Soil

This year during Chol HaMoed Sukkot we will connect to the earth with our hands in the soil. I am teaching friends and neighbors how to compost right here in the city. I've partnered with a nifty new start-up for this inaugural venture. In the future, this workshop will be taught in the context of Jewish education, just like we did/do at the Teva Learning Center. Read more and sign up at the link. Most of all, tell your friends in Chicago. Shana tova!

Urban Composting: Scraps to Soil

Sunday Oct 16th 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Urban Composting: Scraps to Soil

Waste. We all make it. But is your garbage doomed for the dump? No way! Come learn how to turn your kitchen cuttings into compost, right here in the city.

Participants will enjoy a scavenger hunt and some delicious home-grown snacks while walking through the steps of creating a compost system, from bins to vegetable beds. Learn the tools you’ll need to get started and see a live Earthmachine in action.

This hands-on class takes place in a garden, so roll up your sleeves and prepare to play in the dirt.


West Buckingham Garden, Lakeview East, Chicago, IL 60657. Exact address provided with registration.


A certified leader of the Chicago Conservation Corp, Melissa Simon has been educating people about the planet for years. She is an advocate for the Great Lakes, an avid cyclist and passionate urban gardener. This year she grew kale for local yogis and rabbis.

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