Friday, May 10, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Christman, University City District, 215-243-0555 or [email protected]

(Philadelphia, PA) – In celebration of spring and The Dirt Factory’s (4308 Market Street) first supply of compost for (and by!) the community, University City District (UCD) is pleased to announce Dirt Day on Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 2pm. In addition to free compost, Dirt Day will feature free workshops, tours, food, plantables, and much more. Activities on Dirt Day include:

11am-noon | Making Your Own Compost
featuring Christine Tilles, Penn State Extension Educator

1-2pm | Vegetable Gardening with Compost
featuring Jessica Herwick, Penn State Extension Master Gardener

Free food from University City businesses that contribute waste to the Dirt Factory Free vegetable transplants

Free buckets for collecting your compostable waste

All are invited to give their gardens a boost with organic compost created in University City from the neighborhood’s fallen leaves and food waste. Individuals can take home up to 10 gallons of compost for free, and while there, take a tour of The Dirt Factory to learn how the compost was made. Attendees are requested to RSVP at [email protected]