Across the country, the community composting movement is growing! Local composting provides immediate opportunities for reducing waste, improving soil health, creating jobs, and fighting climate change.

On the Composting for Community Podcast, we bring you stories from the people doing this work on the ground and in the soil. Guests talk shop about their composting projects, and share their inspirations and lessons learned.

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Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)

Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)

Linda Bilsens Brolis

October 29, 2019

On this episode, Domingo Morales and Kenneth Young of Red Hook Community Farm talk about the power of being exposed to urban agriculture and composting at a young age and the importance of getting the community involved in your composting project.  READ MORE


Previous Episodes

How Composting Can Create a Regenerative Food System (Feat. Rust Belt Riders)

How Composting Can Create a Regenerative Food System (Feat. Rust Belt Riders)

Linda Bilsens Brolis

October 3rd, 2019

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we talk with Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders about how they are closing the local food system loop in Cleveland.  READ MORE


Reclaiming Our Power (Feat. Common Ground Compost)

Reclaiming Our Power (Feat. Common Ground Compost)

Linda Bilsens Brolis

August 28th, 2019

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we talk with Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli of Common Ground Compost about how they are helping NYC businesses comply with local composting & recycling regulations and embrace Zero Waste.  READ MORE


The Learning Is In the Doing (Feat. LA Compost)

The Learning Is In the Doing (Feat. LA Compost)

Hibba Meraay

July 25th, 2019

On this episode, Linda and Michael talk about how LA Compost is building a diverse ecosystem of composting hubs that are facilitating community involvement in and ownership of their local food systems.  READ MORE


Creating Community Wealth Through Compost (feat. Sophia Hosain & Guy Schaffer) – Episode #4

Creating Community Wealth Through Compost (feat. Sophia Hosain & Guy Schaffer) - Episode #4

Nick Stumo-Langer

December 22nd, 2017

ILSR’s BLP podcast host, Christopher Mitchell, and Composting for Community initiative Project Manager, Linda Bilsens, sit down with Sophia Hosain and Guy Schaffer to discuss how their composting projects are both engaging and serving their communities.  READ MORE


Composter Catalyzes a Movement in Her Community (feat. Apple Rabbit Compost) – Episode #3

Composter Catalyzes a Movement in Her Community (feat. Apple Rabbit Compost) - Episode #3

Nick Stumo-Langer

December 8th, 2017

We talk with Tiffany Bess, Founder of Apple Rabbit Compost in Jacksonville, FL. Apple Rabbit Compost is a one-woman show that is changing the narrative around food waste to help nourish a more vibrant community from the ground up.  READ MORE


Pedal-Powered Composters Support Local Food Movement (feat. Tilthy Rich Compost) – Episode #2

Pedal-Powered Composters Support Local Food Movement (feat. Tilthy Rich Compost) - Episode #2

Nick Stumo-Langer

December 1st, 2017

We talk with Kat Nigro, General Manager of Durham, NC-based Tilthy Rich Compost. Tilthy Rich, a bike-powered food scrap hauler, aims to make composting a common practice accessible to everyone in their hometown of Durham.  READ MORE


Self-Reliance & Transformation Through Composting (feat. Terra Nova Compost) – Episode #1

Self-Reliance & Transformation Through Composting (feat. Terra Nova Compost) - Episode #1

Nick Stumo-Langer

November 29th, 2017

We talk with Corinne Coe-Law, Co-Founder and Director of the Atlanta-based Terra Nova Compost Cooperative. Terra Nova Compost aims to teach underserved communities the value and importance of soil building as it relates to urban agriculture, food justice and climate change.  READ MORE


Composting Cultivates Economic Development (Episode 7)

Composting Cultivates Economic Development (Episode 7)

Nick Stumo-Langer

December 15th, 2016

In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Linda Bilsens, Project Manager of ILSR's Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Program.  READ MORE