What role can farms play in creating decentralized composting infrastructure? This webinar will explore models from Austria and Spain that include and benefit farms.… Read More
In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces a forum and field day for community composters to be held in conjunction with USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2023, in Ontario, CA.… Read More
Support the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and sign up to be a vendor at our field day. Contributions will primarily cover our scholarship fund, but also our networking reception, printed agendas/materials, and other direct expenses. The scholarship fund will help us bring more community composters to the event.
There’s never been a better time for home composting. Sign up for one of our 1-hour virtual home composting workshops this October. They will cover the basics of hot composting outside and worm composting (or vermicomposting) inside. One workshop is offered in Spanish.… Read More
How can a community reeling from multiple economic shocks use composting as a tool to build a more resilient food system? ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis talks to Renee V. Wallace of Detroit about composting as a tool for building equity and solving big challenges.
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A newly released guide from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to support composters at community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other community venues in successfully managing their composting process to prevent attracting rodents.… Read More
Contrary to popular belief, composting in cities does not cause rodent problems. This guide shows how composting food scraps, instead of dumping them in the trash, has the power to mitigate rodent pressures in urban neighborhoods.… Read More
Across the U.S., the effects of 2022’s record high heat temperatures are widespread as climate change continues to exacerbate rising temperatures, intensifying heat-induced dangers to the public health and wellbeing of urban communities, Baltimore included. While the corporate sector is responsible for the majority of emissions causing rapid climate change, there are some green infrastructure and waste-reduction practices to enlist at the local level that can help curb the impacts of the warming climate.… Read More