Network+Knowledge: Community-Based Composting in Metro Atlanta

Thu, September 24, 2020 1:30-3:00 PM

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The metro Atlanta region is home to many urban farms and community gardens that provide nutrient-rich, sustainably-grown food for their communities. Key to their success and long-term sustainability is healthy soil. Community-based composting engages community members in diverting food waste and processing organic material while providing much needed soil amendments to local community agriculture organizations.

Topics will include…
• How community-based composting helps meet the needs of area urban farms and community gardens
• What state requirements and best practices exist for community-based composting
• How local governments can prepare for and help facilitate this type of composting in their communities

Panelists:
Sarah Benedict – Operations Manager, Food Well Alliance

Gloria Hardegree – Executive Director, Georgia Recycling Coalition

Carol Hunter – Executive Director, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

Lena Chambless – Manager, Recovered Materials Unit, Georgia Environmental Protection Division

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Crystal Jackson
cjackson@atlantaregional.org

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The metro Atlanta region is home to many urban farms and community gardens that provide nutrient-rich, sustainably-grown food for their communities. Key to their success and long-term sustainability is healthy soil. Community-based composting engages community members in diverting food waste and processing organic material while providing much needed soil amendments to local community agriculture organizations.

Topics will include…
• How community-based composting helps meet the needs of area urban farms and community gardens
• What state requirements and best practices exist for community-based composting
• How local governments can prepare for and help facilitate this type of composting in their communities

Panelists:
Sarah Benedict – Operations Manager, Food Well Alliance

Gloria Hardegree – Executive Director, Georgia Recycling Coalition

Carol Hunter – Executive Director, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

Lena Chambless – Manager, Recovered Materials Unit, Georgia Environmental Protection Division

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