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Information on upcoming trainings and opportunities

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals will be offering a new course "Using Compost to Grow Food on Tribal Lands" in Tucson, Arizona, April 9-11, 2019. This course is for employees of federally-recognized tribes and is intended to focus on diverting waste streams to create a usable product (compost) and using that compost to grow food.
This course will be taught by tribal presenters that have been successful in starting a composting program and using that compost to help them grow food. They will share their experiences, expertise, and tips for success on a variety of composting and growing topics of different scales. During this course, we will have the opportunity to visit two different styles of composting projects and farms in the Tucson area including: a mid-sized compost facility located on a farm that grows traditional foods, and a community garden with a three bin system that works in partnership with the Tucson Food Bank. These field trips will allow participants to better determine the right size composting program for their Tribe as well as get information on how to get started. Attendees will participate in small group activities, allowing them to work directly with fellow tribal professionals, putting into practice what they learn during the lectures.
This course will be limited to twenty participants. We anticipate a high degree of interest in this course, so a maximum of two applications from any one tribe will be considered. The individuals selected will have their lodging covered by ITEP. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem. 
If you are interested in applying for this course please submit the attached application to by Friday, February 15, 2019. Application is below.