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“The Soil Is Alive”

Michael Martinez explains the value of community composting: “is very much in doing it. When people see thousands of pounds of food scraps being put into a compost pile and see compost that’s already cooking and turned, they are witnessing the making of that finished product… in the same day.”

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Fermenting Your Food Waste

Bokashi means “fermented organic matter” and involves layering food scraps — not just produce, but meat and dairy as well — in a special bucket with a tight lid and spigot (to drain liquids).

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Composting for the Future

“Curtis Bay is polluted by the emissions from I-895, a chemical company, a coal company, a kerosene company, and three incinerators.” Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective, and his work to reverse the damage from the ground up.

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Recycling & Composting in the U.S.

The movement to add commercial composting infrastructure to waste management