Composting… We don’t all have gardens, but for those of us who do, it’s good to have a compost plan. Even apartment dwellers can compost! In honor of National Compost day, here are a few resources for beginners.Continue Reading →
Composting the Beaten Path Way…
Check out this amazing Zero Waste Gainesville interview of Stephan Barron of Beaten Path Composting a weekly food scrap pickup business in Gainesville, FL. Barron talks about the advantages of compost for soil health and how he has made it into a thriving local business, all while balancing sustainability, living wage and environment.
… Stephan Barron and a good friend originally began composting for a few restaurants in downtown Gainesville to feed the community garden they were operating. He rapidly realized “that innovative, natural crop-growing could alter the current unsustainable food system that exists in our cities.” This philosophy ultimately evolved into a business as Stephan “grasped how economics and ecology worked together.” Stephan envisions a food production system “that is decentralized, where the wealth and material created would be distributed equitably and locally, instead of winding up in the hands of investors who do not even live here.” […]
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GHG Emission Mandates for San Diego County
Diverting organics out of landfills helps reduce GHG Emissions. The County of San Diego is creating a series of ordinances to help clarify the path for this to happen. These could be great model legislation for other local legislators.
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DIY Compost Sifter
Thanks to Neil Seldman from ILSR for posting about this on GreenYes! A DIY compost sifter made from hardware cloth, scrap wood and old bicycle rims! Brilliant!Continue Reading →