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Asbury Woods Hosts Virtual Compost Workshop With Millcreek

Posted Sep 23, 2020


Carissa Snarski
Development & Marketing Director
Phone Work: (814) 836-6179
Email: csnarski@asburywoods.org

Leann Sestak
Communications Coordinator
Phone Work: (814) 836-6180
Email: lsestak@asburywoods.org

Erie, PA (September 23, 2020) - Asbury Woods and Millcreek Township are partnering to virtually host the Compost “Black Gold” Workshop on October 3.

Attendees will learn from the comfort of their own home how to divert food waste from the landfill and different bin setups for home composting. Additionally, each household will receive a Compost Wizard Jr. bin from Good Ideas, Inc.

“We are excited for this new partnership and to continue to provide this popular workshop with safety modifications. Right now we’re spending more time at home and producing waste, including food waste,” said Jessica Stutzman, Millcreek Recycling Coordinator.  

This virtual format enables all members of the household to participate in the program and discussion.

“Our mission is to inspire environmental awareness, sustainability, and stewardship across all ages. In this virtual format, we can get every household member involved in composting from the beginning,” said Jennifer Farrar, Asbury Woods Executive Director.   

Workshop Details

Date: October 3, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Zoom
Fee: $30
Bin pick-up: Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5. Once registered, participants will be provided more information for bin pick-up.

Registration closes on September 30. Participants will be sent the Zoom meeting instructions on October 1.



The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 87,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.