Composting for Community

Composting for Community


Latest Episodes

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.

How Local Composting Can Transform Washington, D.C. (feat. Loop Closing)
December 18, 2019

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Jeffrey Neal of Loop Closing. They discuss his vision for how small-scale, hyper-local composting can handle all of the food waste produced in Washington, DC,

How Composting Helped Make Filbert Street Community Garden the Wakanda of South Baltimore (feat. Baltimore Compost Collective)
November 25, 2019

On this episode, host Linda Bilsens Brolis is joined by Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective. Marvin and Linda talk about how the Baltimore Compost Collective is empowering and employing local youth while also creating a model that can be r...

Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)
October 29, 2019

On this episode, Domingo Morales and Kenneth Young of Red Hook Community Farm talk about the power of being exposed to urban agriculture and composting at a young age and the importance of getting the community involved in your composting project.

How Composting Can Create a Regenerative Food System (Feat. Rust Belt Riders)
October 03, 2019

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we talk with Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders about how they are closing the local food system loop in Cleveland.… Read More

Reclaiming Our Power (Feat. Common Ground Compost)
August 28, 2019

On this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we talk with Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli of Common Ground Compost about how they are helping NYC businesses comply with local composting & recycling regulations and embrace Zero Waste.… Read More

The Learning Is In The Doing (Feat. LA Compost)
July 25, 2019

On this episode, Linda and Michael talk about how LA Compost is building a diverse ecosystem of composting hubs that are facilitating community involvement in and ownership of their local food systems.… Read More

Creating Community Wealth Through Compost (feat. Sophia Hosain & Guy Schaffer)
December 22, 2017

ILSR’s BLP podcast host, Christopher Mitchell, and Composting for Community initiative Project Manager, Linda Bilsens, sit down with Sophia Hosain and Guy Schaffer to discuss how their composting projects are both engaging and serving their communities...