Be Loyal to the Soil!

“Compost is the answer.” This was the gist of a beautiful afternoon during Soil Health Week (March 4 – 10) with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. Fremont Township Garden volunteers and community members throughout the region gathered with the...

A Letter from IFSCC’s International Compost Awareness Week Co-Chairs

Dear IFSCC Community, Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making our 2023 International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) celebration such a wonderful success. This year’s theme was For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food… Compost! Perhaps you were part of our...

SWALCO & Collaborators “Dig In” with first actions steps of a Pilot Project to Promote Compost Use and Divert Food Scraps

By Merleanne Rampale, SWALCO In August, 2020, SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois) was awarded a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot project grant from the USDA and NRCS. The primary goal of the grant is to assist local government with...

Sustaining Partner Spotlight: Lake County Illinois Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project

IFSC is grateful for the support and active participation of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), a Gold Sustaining Partner. During a recent general body meeting, Pete Adrian, SWALCO Recycling Coordinator, provided an overview of a relevant grant awarded to...