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Home Composting: Its Time Has Come

Home Composting: Its Time Has Come

Brenda Platt

April 2, 2021

Spring is always a great time to get started with composting, and there arguably has never been a better time to consider how to grow food and compost at home — it's an opportunity to support healthy local soils and protect local food production and distribution. Schools, congregations, gardening groups, climate activists, and local g  READ MORE


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Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters — Episode 125 of Building Local Power

Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters — Episode 125 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

April 27, 2021

ILSR's Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt are joined by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Lor Holmes of the CERO Cooperative. Their discussion focuses on the need to support local and distributed infrastructure for food scrap recycling and  READ MORE


ILSR to Host Home Composting Workshops for Baltimore City Residents

ILSR to Host Home Composting Workshops for Baltimore City Residents

Jess Del Fiacco

April 2, 2021

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is partnering with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ GROW Center to host this series of virtual workshops on home composting.  READ MORE


How Recycling and Reuse Created Thousands of Jobs and a $1 Billion Boost to Austin’s Economy — Episode 120 of Building Local Power

How Recycling and Reuse Created Thousands of Jobs and a $1 Billion Boost to Austin's Economy — Episode 120 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

February 18, 2021

Gena McKinley of Austin, Texas, discusses the economic and environmental benefits of the city's Circular Economy Program — including highlights from a recent economic impact report that found it resulted in more than $1.1 billion in total economic activity and a  READ MORE


DIY Compost Screeners — Baltimore Community Compost Sites Build Their Own

DIY Compost Screeners — Baltimore Community Compost Sites Build Their Own

Brenda Platt

January 20, 2021

As part of ILSR’s Baltimore Composting for Community Project, we are supporting about a dozen community compost sites in the city. This month we hosted two events in Baltimore to build DIY compost screeners designed for the community scale.  READ MORE


In BioCycle: The State Of Community Composting In The U.S.

In BioCycle: The State Of Community Composting In The U.S.

Brenda Platt

December 10, 2020

In BioCycle, Brand Platt spoke about the business of community composting and the state of the industry today in the U.S.  READ MORE