International Compost Awareness Week

Grow Your Soil 2020


The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Board of Directors is proud to support the donation of a compost themed book for all ACC Green School Libraries, Master Composters, and the ACC and Pinewoods Libraries. This year's title is "Grow Your Soil!" by Diane Miessler.

International Compost Awareness Week

The 2021 International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is set for May 2-8, 2021, and will feature the theme, Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat. The ICAW 2021 theme is based on the circular movement of the organics recycling process flowing from farm to table to farm again. This circular process turns recycled organic materials into compost which creates healthy soils leading to more nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, with that waste going back to being composted and the process starting again.

This theme is also being used for the ICAW poster contest, which is open for submissions through Nov. 2, 2020. There is also a new video contest for students in grades 4-8. MORE INFORMATION

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International Compost Awareness Week is sponsored by the U.S. Composting Council (USCC) in the United States each year. Athens-Clarke County partners locally to promote Composting and the use of compost to build healthy soil. If we don't take care of the soil who will!? For more information contact the USCC at 

Cleveland Road 
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