Clean Ocean Access has announced that The Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI) project team will host several backyard composting workshops & giveaways this week.

The workshops aims to teach individuals the art and science of composting and create island momentum to remove all food scraps from the waste stream. All Newport County residents are invited to attend.

The workshops will take place on the following days and times;

  • Monday, May 20th from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, May 21st from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22nd from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Thursday, May 23rd from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Friday, May 24th from 12 pm to 2 pm.

All workshops will take place at the Clean Ocean Access Office at 23 Johnny Cake Hill Road in Middletown.

For more information or contact or 401-236- 2561.

Clean Ocean Access recently announced the start of a multi-year project, funded by 11th Hour Racing, entitled Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island. This innovative project aims to inspire long-lasting environmentally responsible behavior by tackling ocean pollution at its root: on land. Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI brings together composting efforts across the state in partnership with existing food-waste-diversion groups: The Compost Plant, Rhodeside Revival and the Aquidneck Community Table. The three partners serve as the boots-on-the-ground team that will manage all commercial and residential composting collection and processing with an initial focus on Aquidneck Island.