Putting food waste to work

Putting food waste to work

Compostwheels, the local company that built a business picking up home compost collections by bicycle, needs a tractor. And an industrial-strength windrow turner. And big-league sifting equipment, too. The estimated tab? $120,000. All in the name of nutrient recovery and a stronger local food ecosystem.

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HuffPost: A New Generation Of Small Farmers Is Emerging In Atlanta

HuffPost: A New Generation Of Small Farmers Is Emerging In Atlanta

A political democracy is worthless without an economic democracy. What we have in America, with its 1-10 percent minority in control of 95 percent of the wealth, is closer to an economic monarchy. The fundamental necessities of food, clothing and shelter are largely controlled by business and government interests that are far removed from the people who depend upon them. A community that can’t feed itself is vulnerable to the whims of others.

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BioCycle: Atlanta, Georgia: Increasing Community Composting

BioCycle: Atlanta, Georgia: Increasing Community Composting

The Food Well Alliance in Atlanta, formed more than 2 years ago to “connect people and build community through food,” released a white paper prepared by a community-based Compost Working Table facilitated by the Alliance. “Closing The Loop: Food Waste In Atlanta,” identifies 78 challenges and 62 opportunities for increasing community-based composting in Metro Atlanta. The Working Table, comprised of 26 leaders from diverse organizations who recognize that efficient food residual recovery and management promotes healthy soil which leads to healthy food, provided nine strategic recommendations to increase community-based composting in Metro Atlanta.

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