Video: Compost Happens, But Training Matters​

Date: 23 Nov 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Composting is an age-old practice that still benefits our soils as much today as it did in ancient times. But, what many people may not know is that proper training matters in order to create this “black gold” both safely and effectively. At ILSR’s Composting … Read More

Composting Will Help Flint Recover From Its Water Crisis

Date: 9 Aug 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Increasing composting in Flint will benefit residents in many ways: healthier soils for food production, pollution mitigation for contaminated soils, more opportunities for neighbors to work together, and greater community self-reliance. On July 27th, ILSR staffers, Linda Bilsens and Joshua Etim, visited with various food growing and access groups working in and around Flint to lay the groundwork for bringing ILSR’s Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Composter Training Program to the area.… Read More

Compost Combats Desertification: Download New Poster

Date: 17 Jun 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

June 17th is World Day to Combat Desertification. In 1994, the United Nations declared June 17th the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote public awareness of the issue. While the UN focuses on those countries experiencing serious … Read More

Webinar: Crowdfunding for Community Composting

Date: 16 Mar 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On March 22, 2016 Brenda Platt was joined by Dustin Fedako of Compost Pedallers and Ethany Uttech of Ioby to talk about best practices for community composting. Below is the link to the recording, please pass it along to whomever … Read More

FLOTUS Tours ILSR Staff Member’s Backyard Garden

After visiting D.C.-area schools, Mrs. Obama visited the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Waste to Wealth initiative Project Manager Linda Bilsens at her home to laud the community garden they have cultivated in their yard.… 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

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