Compost Fair & Education Day

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for this free, community environmental education festival.

 ~ Saturday, July 28th at the Sustainable Living Center/ Central Park Greenhouses located 180 PTL Arthur Chaires Lane Schenectady~

In case of RAIN this event and special performance will take place: Sunday, July 29th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

~ Compost Fair Attractions ~

~ Visit environmental education booths hosted by various local community organizations.

~ Compost Games and Activities led by Food Scrap 360, The Environmental Clearinghouse, and the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council's Recycling Team ~

~ Sustainable Living / Gardening Book Sale hosted by Friends of the Schenectady County Library ~

~ Outdoor Composting Demonstrations led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Composters – demos run every hour at 15 after ~

~ Visit our Wacky Worm Photo Booth ~ Thank You The Costumer!

~ Ask a Master Gardener Booth: Get answers to common gardening questions + Soil Testing by Master Gardeners - $5 fee ~

~ Special Raffle Prizes to benefit Friends of the Greenhouse ~

~Take the Pledge to End Food Waste with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ~

~ Garden Bug Face Painting by Artist Shanti Payne~

~ Fresh Food Farm Stand by Roots & Wisdom Harvest Share ~

~ Strawberry Shortcakes for sale benefit Schenectady County 4-H Youth Development ~

~ Learn about properly storing food with Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educators~

~Purchase chemical free, all natural composts and plant nutrient products by the Bio Siol Farm~

And much more!!!


~ Sign-Up for Workshops at the Compost Fair ~
10:30am) Vermicomposting for Beginners
12:30pm) Bokashi Composting for Beginners
*All workshops have a limited class size. Don’t wait, reserve your seat today! Pre-Register using the worksheet available online cceschenectady.org/recycling/compost-fair-education-day


~ Compost Fair Pre-Order Sale ~

Let Schenectady County Recycles help you start composting this summer! Pre-order a GEOBIN backyard composting bin and a kitchen food scrap collection container and pick up your order at the Compost Fair ~ ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE FAIR Saturday July 28th from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm

Your purchase includes a free composting demonstration by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Composters at the Fair! We will show you how to use your new compost bin so you can go home and start composting with confidence!

Details and Sign-up for the pre-order sale available on our website. cceschenectady.org/recycling/compost-fair-education-day


~ Live Entertainment at the Compost Fair ~

A special live show of DIRT: the Secret Life of Soil performed by Arm of the Sea Theater will close the Compost Fair at 2:30 pm on the Music Haven Stage in Central Park! This show is free to attend with special thanks to our contributors, Advantage Disposal, Food Scraps 360 and Schenectady County Farm Bureau!

The first 100 families to attend the show will receive a free gift! ~ Courtesy of Price Chopper Supermarkets ~

About the Show
Where does food “come from” and from what is it made? Here’s a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners alike. DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath-revealing the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi’s dance of mutual delight, and the microbe’s herculean labors. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppet figures ranging from 12 inches to 12 feet tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages how profoundly essential is the ground beneath their feet.

Arm of the Sea is an award winning arts ensemble that fuses visual story telling with live music in contemporary works of mask and Puppet Theater, celebrating 35 years of blending art & environmental education.

We hope to see you there!


Free Admission

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Sustainable Living Center
180 PTL Arthur Chaires Lane
Schenectady, New York 12308