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Re: It's over!/compost


This projector I think was provided by the Coliseum - the palce they hold
sporting events, trade shows, etc here.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 2:26 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] It's over!/compost


> It also has to do with equipment...
>
> Here we purchased a projector with max out
> luminations, so we can give a presentation in a fully
> lit room and everyone can clearly see it, as if they
> are in a dark room.
>
> Of course most folks don't buy ones that are this
> expensive...and trust me, the cost was out of this
> world..IMHO
>
> Donna
>
> --- "Fort Wayne, IN" <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm hoping not to have to any more talks.  A note
> > here... Audiences love
> > visuals and over the years it seems a lot of
> > speakers have created some
> > great slide presentations.  However, it seems that
> > slides show best in the
> > dark and it's often hard to balance that with having
> > some light in the room.
> > This weekend I watched a video presentation, 3 slide
> > presentations and two
> > powerpoint presentations.  The powerpoint with some
> > light on is much
> > clearer, easier to view, colors stronger, than the
> > slides.  Since you don't
> > always have control over the type of lighting you'll
> > be presenting in, I
> > would think it a good idea for those presenters who
> > frequently give the same
> > pres in different venues, to convert their slides to
> > Powerpoint, Corel
> > Presentations, or some oth similar program.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> > [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of james singer
> > Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 6:38 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] It's over!/compost
> >
> >
> > Sounds like it was a smash hit. You'll probably be
> > tapped for a repeat
> > next year, so save the master copy of your booklet.
> >
> > Having materials for attendees to touch and heft is
> > always a winner. At
> > the tropical fruit lecture that Ms Fatma and I went
> > to a couple of
> > weeks ago, the highlight was clearly the tropical
> > fruit that one of the
> > locals brought. At the end of the show, they carved
> > them up so everyone
> > got a taste as well as a look-see.
> >
> >
> > On Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 06:27 PM, Fort Wayne,
> > IN wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Friends,
> > > I just wanted to write and thank all of you for
> > your support,
> > > information,
> > > and treasures some sent, to help me with my
> > presentation at the Home &
> > > Garden Show.  It went well.  I had an audience of
> > 77; the MG who
> > > assisted me
> > > stretched out my 60 booklet handouts by only
> > giving one to couples.
> > > The
> > > powerpoint presentation I had on a borrowed laptop
> > connected to a
> > > provided
> > > projector and it all flowed seamlessly - except
> > for the time I dropped
> > > the
> > > microphone.  I was happy I had samples of
> > materials and bulbs to show
> > > as
> > > most of the other speakers simply relied on slides
> > and I think some of
> > > the
> > > attendees enjoyed the opportunity to actually see
> > and touch the
> > > materials.
> > > Thank goodness it is over, though.  On to real
> > gardening.
> > >
> > > The last presentation yesterday was on composting
> > so I thought I'd see
> > > if
> > > the speaker had anything new to say.  Well, it was
> > nothing like what I
> > > expected.  He is the president of Hoosier ReLeaf
> > and he showed videos
> > > of his
> > > 38 acre composting site.  They compost absolutely
> > everything - drywall,
> > > sawdust, manure, all building materials, leaves,
> > etc.  He began this in
> > > conjuction with a local construction company when
> > Indiana was pushing
> > > to
> > > reduce yardwaste going to landfills.  Then the
> > state decided it didn't
> > > care,
> > > so of course, the construction company didn't care
> > either and dumped
> > > the
> > > project.  This man, owner of a nursery, was able
> > to scrape up enough
> > > money
> > > to buy just one of the machines.  And now he does
> > it himself.  It is
> > > soooooooooo amazing!  I haven't seen the website
> > yet, but you might
> > > like to
> > > look at it:
> > > www.hoosierreleaf.org
> > > He explained how, if McDonalds changed just their
> > straws, he could
> > > compost
> > > all their waste.  If Pizza Hut changed just their
> > pop lids, he could
> > > compost
> > > everything.  But he can't get in to talk to the
> > right people.  He
> > > sells his
> > > compost for about $70 a ton.  He says they do the
> > same thing in CA, but
> > > there they get $400 per ton.  When he worked with
> > the county, he was
> > > able to
> > > do 26 times as much as he can on his own, but he
> > still keeps 14 rows of
> > > compost going all the time.  Unfortunately, he
> > said the state is
> > > making some
> > > new zoning restrictions and they pay force him
> > down to only one row,
> > > which
> > > would put him out of business.
> > >
> > > How can Indiana be so incredibly stupid?
> > Separating yardwaste isn't
> > > difficult and the benefits are from here to the
> > moon.  Instead,
> > > everything
> > > goes to the dump.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > >
> >
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> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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