ILSR Raises Up Urban Farms with Community Compost in Baltimore and D.C.

Date: 30 Jun 2017 | posted in: agriculture, Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2014, ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative launched the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders (NSR) composter training program to teach community leaders how to compost on a small-scale for local food production and to adapt the rigor of commercial composting industry practices to the small scale.… Read More

The Community Compost Cooperative at the Howard University Community Garden

Date: 25 Apr 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article was originally written and researched by Valerie Onifade, a Composting for Community Research Associate & Intern for our Waste to Wealth initiative in December, 2016. This post has since been updated. The DPR Compost Cooperative at the Howard University Community … Read More

NSR Master Composter Course in Baltimore

Date: 19 Apr 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The City of Baltimore is dedicated to developing sustainable local food systems by encouraging urban farming. Compost is an important ingredient for filtering and immobilizing pollutants from our soils. ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative is proud to help support the City’s food growing goals by partnering with ECO City Farms, Civic Works’ Real Food Farms, and Urban Farm Plans by bringing the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Master Composter training course to the Baltimore community! … Read More

NSR School Composting Project Spotlight

Date: 29 Sep 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To fulfill the community service requirements of the NSR Advanced Composter training course, Karim developed a composting program at Stokes School which is now processing 150 gallons per week of the school cafeteria’s food scraps. He trained students to help collect and compost the food scraps, and also teaches hands-on compost-focused lessons, helping teachers meet the requirements under the New Generation Science Standards. … Read More

Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders in Action

Date: 31 Aug 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A widespread overdependence on centralized, far-away and large-scale composting facilities persists, making it harder to return finished compost and the many benefits it provides back to the community for use. Fortunately for us, composting is something that we can start doing immediately at home, schools, institutions, community gardens and farms to start rebuilding our soils —as long as we do so thoughtfully. … Read More

Nebraska is Composting for Community

Date: 27 Jul 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The ILSR Composting for Community Project is working with WasteCap Nebraska’s Zero Waste Programs to develop a Nebraska-focused advanced community-level composter training based on the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Composter Training Program, a partnership between ILSR and ECO City Farms. This collaboration is helping to build a community of trained composters in Nebraska.… Read More