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Climbing Mount Compost
Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program
"...In its past life, the steaming pile of compost at Organics "By Gosh" was jack-o'-lanterns and Christmas trees,..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

What Goes in Your Compost Bin in Austin
Pizza boxes? OK. Liquids? No thank you.
"...The city of Austin's residential composting program collects organic material – food scraps, yard trimmings,..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature

City Compost Program Expands
38,000 new households will be composting this fall
"...Counting on Compost..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

The Compost of the Mind
SXSW Interactive: Day One
"...that the brain is like a big heap of compost. It's made of all kinds junk haphazardly thrown together,..."

March 8, 2008 SXSW Post by Carson Barker

California Knows How to Compost
"...To Lina Fisher, With regard to citywide composting, you might want to look at what Sacramento, Calif.,..."

Feb. 24, 2020 Postmarks

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: The Dirt on Compost
How and why to do it... and what can go wrong
"...this week to discuss Lina's cover story about how composting fits into the city's goal of zero waste by..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Post

City Compost Program Expands
38,000 new households will be composting this fall
"...Recovery Program will add 38,000 households to its Curbside Composting Collection Program...."

Aug. 2, 2017 News Post by Joseph Caterine

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...3:30pm. This year, curbside collection of organic waste for composting expands to the entire city of Austin, serving 200,000..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

(Apple) Core Values
The East Side Compost Pedallers are cycling across a gardener's gold mine
"...The East Side Compost Pedallers team has become a staple member of the..."

May 10, 2013 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

No Impact Man
Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, and his cooperative family are the subjects of this documentary about their yearlong project in environmental sustainability.
"...was grown within a 250-mile radius of their home, compost their waste, and abandon automated transportation and get around..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dark City
Stunning visuals highlight this story in which a city's inhabitants are the victims of some cosmic experiment being conducted by a race of aliens.
"...million bucks (or rather, a million bucks gone to compost), but at its dark heart it's a tedious, bewildering..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Restaurant Recyclers
From earth to table and back again
"...wastes are hauled out to the countryside to be composted at Spicewood Gardens into beneficial humus. Humus is the..."

June 5, 2009 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

An Eastside Green Tomato Story
June 14, 2013. 36 photos.
"...introduced to the day's adventure – the East Side Compost Pedallers, hence the bucket labeled “compost.”..."

June 14, 2013 Photo Gallery

The Dirt on Composting
"...Compost happens. It's nature's way of sustaining herself nutritionally, sending..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Planting a Seed
Local schools see students not only eating all of their vegetables but growing them, too
"...the amendments needed. How do soil drainage, mulch, and compost affect the amount of water required? You can follow..."

March 23, 2007 Food Feature by Mick Vann

The Way of the 'Food Forest'
Locavores planting seeds for the next phase of urban agriculture
"...included the Festival Beach Community Garden, the East Side Compost Pedallers, Urban Patchwork, HOPE Farmers Market, and Sustainable Food..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...those projects is a full, citywide rollout of curbside compost collection, with service reaching all Austin Resource Recovery customers..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A Tour for the Chicken-Curious
Backyard chicken coops as a path to zero waste
" scraps and yard trimmings into eggs, fertilizer, and compost instead of waste. As Austin emphasizes composting as a..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Slow Money Austin Celebrates Earth Day
Connecting the green dreams of Slow Food champions to financiers
"...East Side Compost Pedallers: a bicycle-powered compost recycling program in East Austin..."

April 19, 2013 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Can Austin Waste Not?
City vows to cut landfill-bound garbage to zero
"...doing enough to promote the practice of recycling and composting? A growing number of local waste experts say no..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Welcome to the Real World
Rhizome Collective brings activist ideals down to earth
"...hyacinth; it's inedible, but it breaks down quickly for compost or methane production. Flitting beneath the surface are gambusia..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Low-Waste Cooking Is Possible With a Few Small Daily Changes
Waste less, save more
"...and she tries to opt for spots that use compostables or let her bring her own to-go containers. But..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
" eight hours of community work, like weeding and composting, per season. Come for the group potlucks and work..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

DIY Composting Basics: Tips From Austin Resource Recovery
A thumbnail of composting basics, with upcoming classes
"...Composting is a natural process that breaks down organic materials..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Bite Size
Things you can do
" with surplus food, and write food donation or composting into the contract...."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature

Civics 101
Ashes to ashes, Christmas trees to Dillo Dirt: Help your year start fresh with compost classes
"...COMPOST CLASS Austin Resource Recovery hosts the first in a..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Column

Back to the Future
Austin's agrarian past rises again
"...This type of farming requires a lot of compost, but fortunately Scherzer has massive compost piles working at..."

April 9, 2010 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Cleaning Up the Campsite
Festival organizers employ varying tactics to keep mess to a minimum
"...employing uniquely innovative tactics to diminish waste – including composting, recycling, and planning for less consumption – but counteracting..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Zero Waste, Black-Owned Startup Nurtures Community One Plant at a Time
Black Lives Veggies plants seeds of change
"...pickup and Larry Franklin is demonstrating how he fortifies compost to make a potting soil blend he's tweaked through..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

How Erika Thompson Keeps Her Cool While Scooping Up Bees
TikTok hit and Texas Beeworks owner stays meditative in viral videos
"...with her bare hands from an invaded Cedar Park compost bin. As the owner of Texas Beeworks, she rescues..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Rachel Rascoe

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