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...

IFSCC Silver Member Block Bins Celebrates BIG With a Bin Mural Project

Blog post content was submitted by Katherine Tellock, IFSCC We Compost Recognition Program and Policy Committee member. Katherine is the Business Operations Manager for Block Bins. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and is a leader in...

A Smashed Pumpkin is Better Than a Rotted One

By Liz Kunkle, Founder of Go Green Winnetka, IFSCC Board Member and Committee Co-Chair   Pumpkin collection events, or “Smashes,” are spreading throughout Chicagoland and beyond! Learn why, where, when, and how to compost your pumpkins rather than send them to...

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...