Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Compost making workshop: theory and practice Ecology, Economy, Philosophy

A cycle of three workshops addressing home compost-making is designed as a holistic approach to the issue of recycling at the source. The topic will be addressed in theory and practice with hands-on opportunity and it will address the practicalities of composting as well as its application and place in the philosophical movements in life.
Bring with you all organic remains collected during the previous week in a plastic bag. These may include peels, leaves, weeds as well as egg shells! We will provide the carbon-rich materials in the form of paper, carton, dry leaves, etc.

Sunday, March 28th
Registration deadline 26/3
Sunday, May 30th
Registration deadline 23/5
Sunday,September 5th

Registration deadline 29/8

Instructors: Nicholas Anastasopoulos and George Loudos both practice composting with several methods for more that one decade. Philosopher/ writer Fotis Terzakis will illuminate the aspects of human thought and belief systems through various religions in relationship with the meaning of death and rebirth, the life cycle and nature through the different traditions.

We highly recommend participation in all three workshops which form a conceptual and practical unit and complement each other. At the end of each workshop there will be refreshments and snacks served prepared from local produce.

Meeting places will be gardens in Nea Makri.
We ask for a donation of 5 euros per person.
Maximum number of participants: 30 persons

For direction and any last minute changes please visit the site one week prior to the scheduled event.

First workshop will take place on Sunday, March 28th at 4:30 pm at Nea Makri.
You can reach the garden where 1st workshop takes place if coming from Athens or anywhere else more distant than a few kilometers from Nea Makri either by car or public transport. We generally favor reduced use of cars, therefore it is always a good idea to share a ride with someone else. If you drive, you must park on Argostoliou street and then walk on foot to Olympou 2.

Buses leaving from "Pedion toy Areos" with indications Marathon, Grammatiko, Agia Marina, all make a stop at "Agios Konstantinos", one stop past the Nea Makri square. From the stop you can walk to the house and it takes about 10 minutes to get there.
Please study and print the diagram below for directions and reference.

You may register for the first workshop until March 26/3 by e-mail: mentioning the 1st compost workshop as title to your mail.