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Green" speaker, Ann McGovern of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Bureau of Waste Prevention
Ann McGovern is the Consumer Waste Reduction Coordinator and composting outreach specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). She coordinates Massachusetts' home composting education program and compost bin grant program, through which over 110,000 compost bins have been distributed to the public. She has taught the composting session for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) Organic Landcare Certification Course since 2003, and for the Mass. Horticultural Society’s Master Gardener Training program since 1994. In March 2005, the PBS show “Ask This Old House” featured Ann as guest expert in a home composting segment.
Ann became a NOFA-certified Organic Landcare
Professional in 2003. She is an avid gardener and enjoys opportunities
to share information that helps our environment and our gardens. Ann cowrote
the Ecological Landscaping Association’s “Guide to Healthy
Landscapes, Vol.. 1, From the Ground Up: Site and Soil Preparation,”
Ann also provides technical assistance for municipal
composting operations and manages DEP’s Green Team school recycling
program. Ann is a graduate of the University of Vermont in Environmental
Studies and has done postgraduate work in Soil Science at the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has worked for DEP since 1989.
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