Farmers can play an integral role in a healthy, local environment, and this year Maryland passed legislation enabling farmers to accept more food scraps into their existing foot print for manure composting. Keith Ohlinger, a Central Maryland farmer, joined us to speak about how farmers can use food scraps to create compost, and what this means for the environment.
It's International Compost Awareness Week! Every day this week, we'll be sharing all of the reasons why we love compost. We're especially excited to share the love today, because this afternoon, Governor Wes Moore is signing the On-Farm Food Scrap Composting Bill! Learn about the basics of composting today, and stick with us all week to learn more!
Every year, Maryland's General Assembly meets for just 90 days at the beginning of the year. It was a busy, hectic legislative session, and it just ended on Monday! We've been hard at work lobbying and organizing for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Here's how our top priorities fared!
Maryland legislation passed in 2021 requiring large food waste generators to divert away from landfills and incinerators and towards a list of zero waste strategies including composting, donating serviceable food, and using for agricultural purposes.
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