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Community Composting Network Launching in Philadelphia
"Philadelphia plans to create a city-wide network of up to 25 composting sites designed to reduce food waste and create organic soil for residents to use for gardens and crops," reports Frank Kummer.
The city is seeking sites, preferably on city-owned land, "used by urban farms, civic organizations, community gardens, recreation facilities or schools." According to Kummer, "private property would be acceptable as long as a group has permission from the owner."
The new Community Compost Network program is under the guidance of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, the Office of Sustainability, and the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet.
The Community Compost Network program works in accordance with goals established by the city's Greenworks Sustainability Plan and Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan.