The R-Board and City of Fredericksburg Environmental Sustainability Program are hosting Fredericksburg’s first-ever Compost-a-Thon, a community-wide event to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), hosted by the U.S. Composting Council. ICAW is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative in the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. The goal of ICAW is to work together to raise public awareness on why we all should be composting our organics, recycling, and using compost.
The Compost-a-Thon is being held at Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 on Friday, May 12, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The rain date is Friday, May 19, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This event will educate the community on how to compost correctly and increase the percentage of composting households in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the on-site food drive benefiting Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank to align with this year’s theme of “For healthier soil, healthier food.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to see compost demonstrations, and listen to compost discussions, City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County residents can receive a free compost starter kit and/or backyard compost bin (first come, first served).
This event will educate the community on how to compost correctly and increase the percentage of composting households in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
Please visit https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/744/Parking for parking information.