Recycling Workshop with Rocket Composter Demonstration

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) will be presenting RECYCLING: Past, Present, Future which will include a demonstration of the Rocket Composter on Wednesday night April 25th at the Honesdale High School at 6:30 pm. Park near the District Office – 474 Grove Street in Honesdale. Suggested donation is $5.

This forum was created because of all the questions about recycling. Come learn how recycling all began, the good, the bad and the ugly of single stream recycling, and best practices for tomorrow. Learn how to increase recycling in your daily household routine. Learn what innovative recycling initiatives our schools and local businesses have implemented. See the Rocket Composter at Wayne Highlands School District and learn how every student changed behavior to make this work, how the County got involved and supported the project, and how the community is benefitting.

Guest speakers include: Chuck Heyn – one of SEEDS’ Founders; Randy Heller – Wayne County Recycling Director; and Stephen Moulton, Business Operations Director of the Himalayan Institute, who will present on their Zero-Waste campaign.

Rocket Composter on site at Wayne Highlands School District – students launched the initiative, the County wrote the grant, and WHSD became the 1st school in PA to have one!

6:30 pm   – Rocket Composter Viewing and Demonstration – Arrive and park near the District Office, 474 Grove Street. The Rocket Composter is behind the Maintenance Shed. Hear from students and staff about the implementation and what the Rocket does! Learn how the students desire to reduce landfill waste, and community partnerships resulted in the first Rocket Composter at a Pennsylvania school!

7:00 pm   – Recycle presentation begins – indoors in the LGI room, a short walk from the Rocket. Volunteers will help direct you.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living. Visit  or call (570) 245 – 1256 to learn more and sign up for the monthly newsletter.


SEEDS would not be here without the generous support from our community, and we Thank you!

So we ask you to consider making a donation to our annual  fundraiser/SWAPAPALOOZA!  on Thurs evening May 3 at The Cooperage. This community event is growing every year and offers a great opportunity to reach a larger customer base, and help SEEDS at the same time!

SEEDS is celebrating our 10th anniversary, and this year’s event will be very special!

We feature a silent and live auction. Guests bid on items donated by our local businesses and individuals. Items in the past have included gift certificates, basket-fulls of goodies, tool boxes, gardening supplies, office supplies, massages, weekend get-a-ways, dinners, artwork, beer growlers, electronics, concert tickets, wood carvings and so much more! It is fun just to see the assortment!

Please email or call (570) 245 – 1256 to arrange a donation..and mark the calendar for this fun event for you and your employees.

Thank you so much for supporting SEEDS!

-Jocelyn Cramer, SEEDS Executive Director

Ed Zygmunt attended the SEEDS Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Solar Workshop this past June and took the leap in October after getting approval from Claverack Rural Electric Co-op, his utility in northwestern Lackawanna county. In November he completed the installation of eleven 305watt panels for 3.4kw of total capacity, with future plans to install 10 more panels. Ed says: “The do-it-yourself solar course gave me to confidence to finally say to myself ‘I can do this’. With their hands-on DIY class, SEEDS instructors Jack Barnett and Blair Buselli provided me the simple guidance I needed to finally take the plunge into renewable energy. Amber and I are eternally grateful to SEEDS for helping us carry our long-held dream 93 million miles to capture clean energy from the sun.”
(Claverack technician and Ed connect the solar system to the grid)
Congratulations to Amber and Ed!
SEEDS is hoping to hold our June 2018 DIY Solar Workshop actually on-site at a local non-profit where SEEDS volunteers will be installing a solar PV system. Look for more information on that coming soon!

SEEDS would like to share details about the Annual Maple Tour,  with bus available this year


Tour Being offered on both Saturday, March 17th & Sunday, March 18th from 8:00am-3:00pm.
Join us on the maple tour to experience maple sugaring from the tap to the table! Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast along the way!

Cost ~ $20 Adult, $16 Child(12 & under) – Cost includes bus, pancake breakfast & much more!

For reservations and more information please contact Kelley Stewart at Wayne Conservation District Phone: 570.253.0930.Payment can be made at the Wayne Conservation District Office located at 648 Park Street in Honesdale.

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Trip Details:
Parking & Departure from: Park Street Complex ~ 648 Park Street, Honesdale at 8:00 am
We will tour 6 Wayne County Maple Producers and stop for a pancake breakfast along the way!
You will get a chance to see how maple syrup is made from tapping the tree to bottling!
You will have time for tasting and time to pick up some locally produced PURE MAPLE products!
Maple Syrup ~ Maple Cream ~ Maple Candy ~ Maple Sugar ~ Maple Cotton Candy ~ & More