Farmers and home gardeners have always known about the benefits of composting: converting left over food scraps and plant waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. But a group of activists and social entrepreneurs says this ancient practice could also transform our urban and suburban environments, helping cut down on waste and strengthen urban agriculture. We explore the science of converting food scraps to fertilizer, and find out about an ambitious new program being rolled out in Howard County, Maryland.
Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Principal, Agricity LLC; and Founder, Compost Cab