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The Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) an advocacy organization that works to empower local communities, helped support a compost cooperative in Baltimore, MD in 2016, planting a seed that would be the start of something bigger.
The grass roots compost initiative keeps expanding, powered by Baltimore farms, food rescue organizations, as well as colleges and other institutions. At the same time, Baltimore’ Office of Sustainability and Department of Public Works (DPW) are growing more food waste reduction programs with multiple partners.
Ultimately all the players are creating a slow, steady ripple as this urban region reaches for the federal government’s target of 50% food waste reduction by 2030.