Video: Prospect Heights Community Farm Community Composting Feature

Date: 18 Nov 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we document and promote innovative uses of local power that can be used around the country. Community composting is a way that neighborhoods can take control of what could be waste, such as food scraps, and turn it into wealth, such as healthy soil. Prospect Heights Community Farm in Brooklyn shows us … Read More

Vote for the White House Kitchen Garden

Date: 31 Oct 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The newly installed White House Kitchen Garden speaks to an important throughline in American history and could be a profound new symbol of community reuse, wealth and self-reliance, all of which are vital to strengthening local economies across the country.
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Composting Will Help Flint Recover From Its Water Crisis

Date: 9 Aug 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Increasing composting in Flint will benefit residents in many ways: healthier soils for food production, pollution mitigation for contaminated soils, more opportunities for neighbors to work together, and greater community self-reliance. On July 27th, ILSR staffers, Linda Bilsens and Joshua Etim, visited with various food growing and access groups working in and around Flint to lay the groundwork for bringing ILSR’s Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Composter Training Program to the area.… Read More

ILSR Leading Free Worm-Powered Composting Workshop As Part of DC Food Recovery Week of Action

Date: 20 Apr 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Brenda Platt and Linda Bilsens are kicking of the DC Food Recovery Week of Action with a Worm-Powered Composting at Home Workshop, hosted by EW Stokes Community Freedom PCS on Saturday, May 14th. This workshop will cover benefits of vermicompost, and tips and tricks for proper worm-husbandry. … Read More

Small Flock Health Workshops Offered in MD this Winter

  Schedule Workshops are scheduled for the following dates, times and locations: Tuesday, December 8th, 6-9pm at Baltimore County UMD Extension (1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030) – CANCELLED Wednesday, December 16th, 6-9pm at Montgomery County UMD Extension (18410 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855) Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, 6-9pm at Washington County UMD Extension (7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, … Read More

NSR School Composting Project Spotlight

Date: 29 Sep 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To fulfill the community service requirements of the NSR Advanced Composter training course, Karim developed a composting program at Stokes School which is now processing 150 gallons per week of the school cafeteria’s food scraps. He trained students to help collect and compost the food scraps, and also teaches hands-on compost-focused lessons, helping teachers meet the requirements under the New Generation Science Standards. … Read More

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