The Case for Government Support of Community Composting (feat. Queens Botanical Garden)

Date: 16 Mar 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Welcome back to the Composting for Community podcast! On this episode, guest host Brenda Platt talks with Elsa Higby and Aleks Jagiello of the New York Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. This is Part 2 of ILSR’s discussion with them; to catch the first part, head over to our Building Local Power Podcast.

Elsa and Aleks talk about:

  • The growth of the composting program at Queens Botanical Garden
  • What equipment they have found most helpful
  • How the site is managed 
  • NYC’s support of community composting

Listen to this episode, then check out more episodes of the Composting for Community Podcast.

These drop-offs become kind of like community hubs. They do this amazing job…of de-stigmatizing compost or food waste storage, because as more and more people participate and they notice other people who seem perfectly normal in all other ways…store food waste for a week and drop it off…they begin to not think of it as such a foreign idea.


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