Composting and Urban Agriculture of San Antonio Tour


Newswise — September 30, 2019— The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host Embracing the Digital Environment ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting will be held Nov. 10-13, 2019; media are invited. Nearly 4,000 agronomists, and crop and soil scientists will be at the meeting.

Scientists will also be observing San Antonio’s composting and urban agriculture methods via a tour, on Sunday, Nov. 10.

“San Antonio's new farming rules will allow it to avoid problems that have plagued other cities in navigating their unusual urban land uses,” says Maxine Levin, one of the tour organizers. “We plan to visit Texas Waste Disposal's Garden-ville San Antonio Composting facility. In addition, we will visit several urban food and gardening facilities like Local Sprout and San Antonio Food Bank. We will observe composting and sewage sludge processing, as well as see a few soil profiles and look at urban farming operations available to the community.”

For more information the Embracing the Digital Environment 2019 meetingvisit https://www.acsmeetings.org/Media are invited to attend the conference. Pre-registration by Oct. 25, 2019 is required. Visit https://www.acsmeetings.org/media for registration information. For specific information about the tour visit https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2019am/meetingapp.cgi/Session/19686 Media must be registered to attend this tour, though there is no fee.

To speak with one of the scientists, contact Susan V. Fisk, 608-273-8091, sfisk@sciencesocieties.org to arrange an interview.

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