Thursday, January 31, 2019

What You Need To Know About Recycling in 2019! Feb 19th

Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners invites the public to join us to focus on recycling at our February 19 meeting. 
---Bring a friend and join us to learn more.
---Bring along your Styrofoam and egg cartons with you as we will have a special recycling opportunity at this meeting and will let you know where to drop them off in the future. 
---Bring your questions about items you would like to recycle but may not know if they can be recycled and where the drop off sites may be. 
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Get the lowdown on what you should be recycling at home and work.  Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator, will cover what can and cannot go in your curbside recycling cart, changes in the recycling industry, and the work being done on reducing contamination in recycling streams.  She will also share top recycling tips that answer the most commonly asked questions.  She will talk about food scrap collection programs and composting.  Learn about where you can recycle other items beyond your bin via drop-off locations throughout Kane County such as styrofoam, electronics, books, hazardous waste, batteries, paint, and more.
Time/place:  Batavia Public Library Meeting room
6:45 pm social time with gardeners
7:00 pm short business meeting
7:30 pm presentation

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 15 - Focus on Food via film "Wasted!"

The January, 15th Batavia Plain Dirt Gardener's meeting will include the movie "Wasted" which is a story of food waste and the way we can move to be more conscious of choices as we buy, cook, recycle and eat foods.  According to the film jacket, the film focuses on "some of today's most influential chefs and how they make the most of food by transforming what most people may think of as scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system".  Learn how to make small changes that will help solve the food waste problem at your own home as well as lead to larger contributions to our planet.

6:45 pm social time and gathering
7:00 pm short business meeting
7:15 or so, "Wasted"

Meet in the meeting room at the Batavia Public Library on the corner of Hwy 31 and Wilson in downtown Batavia.