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ILSR Convenes the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

ILSR Convenes the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

Clarissa Libertelli

October 11, 2022

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


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Poster in Spanish: What is Composting?

Poster in Spanish: What is Composting?

Linda Bilsens Brolis

December 20, 2022

Composting is a process driven by organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, that transforms raw materials into a valuable soil amendment. Use our new poster to share the magic of compost with your community!  READ MORE


Webinar Series: Government Support for Community Composting

Webinar Series: Government Support for Community Composting

Brenda Platt

November 18, 2022

Are you a local government interested in reducing and recycling wasted food and curious to learn how you can help spur community-scale composting? Or perhaps you are a community-oriented composter or micro hauler searching for public-private partnerships. This webinar series  READ MORE


Government Support for Community Composting Part 4: A Menu of Options – Zoning, Grants, and Contracts

Government Support for Community Composting Part 4: A Menu of Options – Zoning, Grants, and Contracts

Brenda Platt

November 18, 2022

Part 4 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features a menu of options local governments can consider to support community-scale composting activities, from zoning updates to small grants and direct contracts.  READ MORE


Webinar: State Permitting Pathways for Advancing On-Farm Composting

Webinar: State Permitting Pathways for Advancing On-Farm Composting

Linda Bilsens Brolis

November 3, 2022

Farmers have a vital role to play in producing and utilizing compost to restore depleted soils. Some states have instituted permit exemptions and other regulatory pathways to support on-farm composting. This webinar will explore models from around the country and  READ MORE


Webinar: The Role of Farms in Decentralized Composting

Webinar: The Role of Farms in Decentralized Composting

Linda Bilsens Brolis

October 20, 2022

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