Back to top Jump to featured resources
Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth

ILSR Talks about Composting on NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Show

| Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 31, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

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.



Evelyn Tomlin
Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Services, Howard County (MD)

Brenda Platt
Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Jeremy Brosowsky
Principal, Agricity LLC; and Founder, Compost Cab