September 12, 2022

“Go Organic” series continues with focus on food rescue

Future Oxford Speaker Series explores ways to prevent excess food waste at home, on the farm, and at institutions


Up to 60% of the waste by weight in black garbage bags in Oxford County is organic waste: potato peels, food scraps, plant matter, paper towels and more.

This month, Future Oxford continues its virtual Fall Speaker Series “Go Organic: Rot and Rescue” to help residents understand new and more familiar ways of managing their organic waste.

“Rescue,” the second of the two-part series, explores ways to prevent excess food waste at home, on the farm, and at institutions, as well as on a larger distribution scale. The Great Pumpkin Rescue and Food Forward Oxford will also be discussed. Panelists include Bryan Smith, Kerrie Gill, Tom Butler, Janine Jones and Holly Brown.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022. |  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Bryan Smith, Kerrie Gill, Janine Jones and Holly Brown 
*Please register* for this session here

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Meeting number: 2344 116 2748 | Password: UPzcfytc426
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The first part of the Speaker Series, “Rot,” was held on August 22. It explored ways to reduce organic waste and how to turn it into a resource. Technologies discussed included above-ground composting, green cone digestion, worm composting, lacto-bacilli composting, and dehydration and grinding. The panel included Bryan Smith, Sarah Doyle, Kerrie Gill, Rich Hesterman and Meagan Brennan. Watch the video

The speaker series is free and will promote small lifestyle changes individual households can make to help achieve the community’s zero waste goals. Register online today at


About Future Oxford

The Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan creates a vision of a sustainable community that balances community, environmental and economic interests. The Plan sets out 70 distinct actions that willachieve specific goals and targets for Oxford's future. As a partnership organization, Future Oxford is the group of volunteers andpartnerswho are promoting these actions. Read the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan