Our Zero Waste Park at Dairy Creek Golf Course is a success. Our first goal is to demonstrate how zero waste efforts can be accomplished at home, work areas, schools, hospitals, prisons, etc. so that we can make a global difference in the overall environment. We are not advocating or disputing climate change, but we want to make sure that we are proacitve with our waste streams at our facilities. Our second goal is to reduce or eliminate our inputs into landfills, inorganic fertilizers, water usage, and pesticide usage. These goals will help us to maintain recreational opportunities for our communtiy in a truly sustainable fashion. If you would like a tour of the facility please contact me (805) 781-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also take our self guided tour as the compost facility has been created as a park so that anyone can learn about this process on their own by reading the signs and experiencing the park at their own leisure.
Enjoy the following pictures below of our ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 10, 2011.
|Our display area near the restaurant, which is where many golfers enter to grab a bite to eat or drink at the turn.|
|Our Mission and Vision statements for our golf facility.|
|We started the day with a power point presentation and video to provide some background|
for our project and how it can help our communities and the overall environment.
|Supervisor Bruce Gibson talking about what the project means to our County and its communities.|
|A sideways shot (sorry, new technology) of our demonstration site.|
|In-vessel composters are the true workhorses other than Richard.|
|Our material bins|
wood and carbon sources green or nitrogen sources finished compost
|Mike di Milo of Integrated Waste Management Authority |
presenting info about worms and vermicomposting.
|Albert Nunes discussing the operations surrounding our vermicompost |
and how we screen the material.
|Here I am giving a captivating talk about microbes, which was not nearly as interesting|
as our worm bins for these two young participants.
|Richard McConaghay and I tossing the ceremonial compost onto our screening bins.|
|The ribbon cutting to officially open the site for self-guided or docent led tours.|
Please contact Josh Heptig at (805) 781-1318 or email@example.com
for tour scheduling or more information.