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Context

Food Well Alliance began focusing on soil’s importance to our food system in 2014.  Working with leading stakeholders like the Georgia Recycling Coalition, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and leading urban growers and social enterprises, Food Well Alliance published its Community-based Composting Working Table White Paper, Closing the Loop: Food Waste in Atlanta

Closing the Loop: Food Waste in Atlanta recommended that Food Well Alliance and other community partners “explore convening an Atlanta Community-based Composting Council with a concrete change that includes exploring opportunities to advance community-based composting and its nexus with urban farming and community gardens in Metro Atlanta.” 

With generous support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Food Well Alliance working closely with the Georgia Recycling Coalition is convening the Atlanta Community-based Composting Council (the “Council”) to increase community-based compost production to benefit Metro Atlanta’s urban farmers and community gardeners.