13 episodes

Telling the stories of community composting and community composters across the United States.

Composting for Community Institute for Local Self-Reliance

    • Society & Culture
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Telling the stories of community composting and community composters across the United States.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 30 min
    Composting Helps Nourish Communities in the U.S. and Beyond (feat. ECO City Farms)

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

    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. We discuss his compost training work locally in the D.C. Metro Area and abroad in Zambia, Ghana, and Palestine.

    • 23 min
    How Local Composting Can Transform Washington, D.C. (feat. Loop Closing)

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

    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, and the support needed to realize it.

    • 26 min
    How Composting Helped Make Filbert Street Community Garden the Wakanda of South Baltimore (feat. Baltimore Compost Collective)

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

    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 replicated throughout the City of Baltimore to create a distributed composting infrastructure. … Read More

    • 22 min
    Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)

    Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)

    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.… Read More

    • 17 min

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