The Compostadores are thrilled to announce that they were recently awarded the Community Learning Project for Food Justice. The grant will allow The Compostadores to partner with two innovative and successful organizations on the east coast. The new partners are Pedal Co-op, a worker-run, pedal-powered waste hauling service that picks up compost in Philadelphia, PA, and Nuestras Raices, a grass-roots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts through projects relating to food, agriculture, and the environment.
The project grant, awarded by WhyHunger and Growing Power, will allow The Compostadores to visit these organizations, improve partnerships with community-based composting groups, and learn about innovative community action.
This spring, The Compostadores are working on developing neighborhood cycle-powered pick-up routes for compost! In addition to leading more bin-building workshops, the group is working to acquire bikes, construct trailers, and build routes to reduce their carbon footprint and further a strong compost infrastructure in the Twin Cities.
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