Composting for Community

Composting for Community

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Community Composter versus Incinerator in South Florida
September 28, 2023

What do we lose when we no longer have control over what happens to the waste we produce? In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we speak to Melissa Corichi of Let It Rot, a communit

Composting for Food Sovereignty in Atlanta
March 21, 2023

What role does composting play in subverting barriers to local food sovereignty? In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we are joined by Khari Diop, an environmental educator, food s

Catalyzing Greater Equity Through Composting
September 19, 2022

How can a community reeling from multiple economic shocks use composting as a tool to build a more resilient food system? ILSRs Linda Bilsens Brolis talks to Renee V. Wallace of Detroit about compost

Cities’ Exclusive Agreements With Trash Collectors Are Holding Back Community Composters
April 27, 2022

ILSRs Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt talk to three community composters in California who have been impacted by solid waste franchise districts. Read More

Through Pedal-Power, Community Composters Cultivate Deeper Connections with their Community
January 21, 2022

Sophia Hosain is joined by Composting for Communitys intern Alondra Sierra and Elinor Crescenzi, an activist, organizer, and a founding member of the Food Cycle Collective in Pomona, California. R

Composting Connects Black and Latinx Youth to their Roots
December 20, 2021

In this episode of the Composting for Community podcast, Nando Rodriguez, environmental facilitator at The Brotherhood Sister Sol, shares with us the various ways he engages youth in composting activ

Compost Helps Local Farm Build Healthy Soils & Feed Their Community (feat. Moon Valley Farm)
November 30, 2021

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, ILSR's Linda Bilsens Brolis and Sophia Hosain speak with Emma Jagoz, owner of Moon Valley Farm in Maryland. Read More

Implementing COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Food Scrap Drop-Off: Spotlight on the Community Compost Depot at Frey Gardens in Providence
May 21, 2020

On this episode, ILSR’s Brenda Platt dialogues with Michael Bradlee, President of Earth Appliance Organics in Providence, Rhode Island, to discuss how one community composter is continuing to collect and compost food scraps with new safety protocols in...

The Case for Government Support of Community Composting (feat. Queens Botanical Garden)
March 16, 2020

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,

Composting Helps Nourish Communities in the U.S. and Beyond (feat. ECO City Farms)
February 03, 2020

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Benny Erez of ECO City Farms, her composting mentor. Benny talks about the role ECO City Farms plays in providing affordable fresh produce in two food insecure neighborhoods near Washington, D.C.