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Local Compost Enterprise Cultivates a Just and Healthy Community (Episode 102)

Date: 11 Jun 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Brenda Platt, Director of ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative, and Kesiah Bascom, founder of OffBeet Compost.… Read More

Implementing COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Food Scrap Drop-Off: Spotlight on the Community Compost Depot at Frey Gardens in Providence

Date: 21 May 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, ILSR’s Brenda Platt dialogues with Michael Bradlee, President of Earth Appliance Organics in Providence, Rhode Island, to discuss how one community composter is continuing to collect and compost food scraps with new safety protocols in place.… Read More

Webinar Resources – Composting at Home: An Introduction to the Basics

Date: 8 May 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

There’s never been a better time for home composting. Watch our webinar recording to learn how to successfully compost at home. The speakers covered the basics of hot composting outside and worm composting (or vermicomposting) inside. … Read More

Webinar Resources — Navigating COVID-19 for Small-Scale Food Scrap Collectors: Drop-off and Curbside

Date: 15 Apr 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Part 3 of this webinar series, we heard from a panel of for-profit, nonprofit, and government food scrap collectors. They shared their experience in adapting drop-off and curbside collection programs in response to COVID-19.… Read More

The Case for Government Support of Community Composting (feat. Queens Botanical Garden)

Date: 16 Mar 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, guest host Brenda Platt talks with Elsa Higby and Aleks Jagiello of the New York Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. This is Part 2 of ILSR’s discussion with them; to catch the first part, head over to our Building Local Power Podcast.… Read More

Report: Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste

ILSR worked with Zero Waste Associates to co-author Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste. The plan provides a step by step guide to transitioning the city away from incineration and toward recycling, composting and reuse, which will expand the economy by 1,800 jobs within two years. … Read More

Composting Helps Nourish Communities in the U.S. and Beyond (feat. ECO City Farms)

Date: 3 Feb 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Benny Erez of ECO City Farms, her composting mentor. Benny talks about the role ECO City Farms plays in providing affordable fresh produce in two food insecure neighborhoods near Washington, D.C. We discuss his compost training work locally in the D.C. Metro Area and abroad in Zambia, Ghana, and Palestine.… Read More

How Local Composting Can Transform Washington, D.C. (feat. Loop Closing)

Date: 18 Dec 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Jeffrey Neal of Loop Closing. They discuss his vision for how small-scale, hyper-local composting can handle all of the food waste produced in Washington, DC, and the support needed to realize it.… Read More

How Composting Helped Make Filbert Street Community Garden the Wakanda of South Baltimore (feat. Baltimore Compost Collective)

Date: 25 Nov 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective. Marvin and Linda talk about how the Baltimore Compost Collective is empowering and employing local youth while also creating a model that can be replicated throughout the City of Baltimore to create a distributed composting infrastructure. … Read More

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Carbon Farming Trials in Colorado

Date: 6 Nov 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For the fifth webinar of the series, we are joined by Dan Matsch of Eco-Cycle and Mark Easter of Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL). … Read More

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