“We strongly urge the Mayor and City Council to halt these short-sighted cuts and commit to long-term funding of the NYC Compost Project and GrowNYC.” – Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative… Read More
What do we lose when we no longer have control over what happens to the waste we produce? In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we speak to Melissa Corichi of Let It Rot, a community composting business in Palm Beach County in South Florida about her battle against the incinerators in her community.
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Jumping worms are invasive earthworms that rapidly degrade soil quality and destabilize local ecosystems. They can be easily introduced to your farm or garden via compost, mulch, or seedlings. This webinar will cover the latest research about jumping worms, best practices for preventing contamination, and specific strategies for on-farm and other composters. … Read More
Are you a farmer who uses compost on their fields? A composter who sells to the farming community? A regulator who oversees rules relating to compost quality or on-farm compost use? This webinar will dive into FDA Produce Safety Rule Subpart F, which affects any farm applying stabilized compost to fields producing crops for human consumption in the United States. … Read More
Part 6 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series featured a presentation from ILSR’s 2022 Community Composter Census lead author Clarissa Libertelli, followed by a moderated panel discussion addressing key challenges to growth and what’s needed to support future innovation and investment. The panel included representatives from local government and community composting.… Read More
ILSR’s March 2023 report, A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census, is the first census of community composters to track the nature and growth of this sector, identify its key challenges, and demonstrate its benefits. Select figures are available for download to help share the impressive growth of the composting sector with your community!… Read More
Part 5 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features case studies from Western New York in which local community composters and volunteers advocate and work alongside elected officials to bring forth change.… Read More