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The Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches a New Online Community Composting 101 Course

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches a New Online Community Composting 101 Course

Jess Del Fiacco

January 13, 2022

A new online course from ILSR will support the expansion of locally-based composting initiatives at community gardens, farms, schools, and other sites. Composting transforms food scraps and other materials into a valuable product that improves soil health, while recycling nutrients that would otherwise be disposed. Composting also helps communities reduce wasted food and combat  READ MORE


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Brenda Platt Explains the Past, Present, and Future of Composting

Brenda Platt Explains the Past, Present, and Future of Composting

Luke Gannon

January 4, 2022

Brenda Platt joins Charlie Pioli on "The Community Composting Podcast" to discuss the history of community composting, the implementation of state-wide composting policies, and institutionalizing zero waste. They dive into local and state wide composting policies and the necessary paradigm shift   READ MORE


Composting Connects Black and Latinx Youth to their Roots

Composting Connects Black and Latinx Youth to their Roots

Sophia Hosain

December 20, 2021

In this episode of the Composting for Community podcast, Nando Rodriguez, environmental facilitator at The Brotherhood Sister Sol, shares with us the various ways he engages youth in composting activities. He also dives into the role that environmental practices  READ MORE


Compost Helps Local Farm Build Healthy Soils & Feed Their Community (feat. Moon Valley Farm)

Compost Helps Local Farm Build Healthy Soils & Feed Their Community (feat. Moon Valley Farm)

Linda Bilsens Brolis

November 30, 2021

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, ILSR's Linda Bilsens Brolis and Sophia Hosain speak with Emma Jagoz, owner of Moon Valley Farm in Maryland.  READ MORE


Local Farms Key to Healthy and Resilient Food Systems — Episode 140 of Building Local Power

Local Farms Key to Healthy and Resilient Food Systems — Episode 140 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

November 25, 2021

On this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR's Linda Bilsens Brolis and Sophia Hosain speak with Emma Jagoz, owner of Moon Valley Farm in Maryland. Their discussion focuses on the importance of supporting local food systems and how Emma's farm  READ MORE


Webinar: Using & Selling Compost from Community Sites

Webinar: Using & Selling Compost from Community Sites

Brenda Platt

November 22, 2021

Are you a community composter or farmer wanting to learn more about using and selling compost from your operation? Hear how to read a compost lab test and what constitutes high-quality compost. This webinar will also feature a panel of  READ MORE