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Time-Lapse Video of Baltimore Bin Build

Time-Lapse Video of Baltimore Bin Build

Virginia Streeter

October 31, 2018

In 2017, ILSR launched the Baltimore Compost Collective, a food scrap collection and composting service that is employing local youth in Curtis Bay. Read more about the project here. This year we helped organize a community bin-build of a second composting system in order to expand the site's capacity to compost food scraps. Check out our 1.5 minute time-lapse video of the bin-build!READ MORE


Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Linda Bilsens Brolis

August 9, 2018

The Compost Collective is an entrepreneurship program where youth are trained in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting. They are receiving guided, hands-on experience managing a small-scale composting operation and its expansion, and using the compost they create to grow fresh produce for the community at Filbert Street Garden.READ MORE


ILSR Launches Composting Demonstration Site in Maryland High School

ILSR Launches Composting Demonstration Site in Maryland High School

Brenda Platt

March 6, 2018

In the wake of ILSR-assisted bills passed in Maryland to enable community composting, Montgomery Blair High School is hosting an ILSR-sponsored demonstration site on their campus to show how community composting can work at a small-scale.READ MORE


ILSR Raises Up Urban Farms with Community Compost in Baltimore and D.C.

ILSR Raises Up Urban Farms with Community Compost in Baltimore and D.C.

Linda Bilsens Brolis

June 30, 2017

In 2014, ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative launched the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders (NSR) composter training program to teach community leaders how to compost on a small-scale for local food production and to adapt the rigor of commercial composting industry practices to the small scale.READ MORE


The Community Compost Cooperative at the Howard University Community Garden

The Community Compost Cooperative at the Howard University Community Garden

Linda Bilsens Brolis

April 25, 2017

The DPR Compost Cooperative at the Howard University Community Garden in NW Washington, DC (Shaw/Howard area), which just celebrated its two-year anniversary, showcases what a collaboration between a local government department, non-profit organizations, small businesses, institutions of higher education, and members of the community can accomplish for composting efforts.READ MORE


NSR Master Composter Course in Baltimore

NSR Master Composter Course in Baltimore

Linda Bilsens Brolis

April 19, 2017

The City of Baltimore is dedicated to developing sustainable local food systems by encouraging urban farming. Compost is an important ingredient for filtering and immobilizing pollutants from our soils. ILSR's Composting for Community Initiative is proud to help support the City's food growing goals by partnering with ECO City Farms, Civic Works' Real Food Farms, and Urban Farm Plans by bringing the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Master Composter training course to the Baltimore community!READ MORE