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 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...

Municipality Food Scrap Composting Information on the IFSC Website

If you’re wondering whether or not your municipality offers curbside commercial compost collection service for residents, or are interested in how much such a service might cost, you can find a list of “Municipalities that Compost” under...

Communities ‘Green Halloween’ at Annual Pumpkin Smash Events

IFSC is grateful for the support and active participation of SCARCE, a Gold Sustaining Partner. SCARCE initiated its first Pumpkin Smash composting event in 2014. The following post describes these efforts and will hopefully inspire you to compost your seasonal...