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Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide: Synergies and Opportunities

Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide: Synergies and Opportunities

Sophia Jones

October 27, 2023

This Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide is designed for advocates, policymakers, and curious minds to explore a menu of policy avenues to address the critical need to both build soil health and divert organic materials from disposal via compost.  READ MORE


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Media Release: New Survey Reveals Community Composting is a Rapidly Growing Sector in the Recycling Industry

Media Release: New Survey Reveals Community Composting is a Rapidly Growing Sector in the Recycling Industry

Reggie Rucker

March 22, 2023

The community composting sector could create nearly as many new jobs as currently exists in the coal mining industry, according to the new report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR).  READ MORE


ILSR Supports Community Composting in Baltimore

ILSR Supports Community Composting in Baltimore

Sophia Hosain

November 11, 2022

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s (ILSR) Composting for Community Initiative has collaborated with partners in Baltimore to advance scalable, community-driven composting sites, aiming to shift leadership, power, and resources to the community level. This article showcases the progress made and challenges faced in our work with Community Composters in Baltimore.  READ MORE


Smashing (& Composting) Pumpkins

Smashing (& Composting) Pumpkins

Brenda Platt

October 20, 2022

One day pumpkin composting will be as common as Christmas tree recycling. Check out these pro tips to keep your pumpkins out of landfills and incinerators.  READ MORE


ILSR Convenes the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

ILSR Convenes the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

Clarissa Libertelli

October 11, 2022

In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces a forum and field day for community composters to be held in conjunction with USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2023, in Ontario, CA.  READ MORE


Media Release: New Guide Helps Home and Community Composters Prevent Rats

Media Release: New Guide Helps Home and Community Composters Prevent Rats

Reggie Rucker

August 29, 2022

A newly released guide from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to support composters at community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other community venues in successfully managing their composting process to prevent attracting rodents.  READ MORE