While the overall appearance of a composted mulch is probably the greatest driver regarding its acceptability in landscaping, its ability to feed the soil and the plants grown within it should not be overlooked.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Practices, created in the 2018 Farm Bill, is at risk of being unfunded in this year’s federal appropriations, putting in jeopardy programs such as the Composting and Food Waste Reduction Grants ($12 million invested since 2020) and Urban Agriculture Innovation Grants, according to a US Composting Council (USCC) Advocacy Alert.
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The U.S. EPA has created a searchable list of local government climate action plans (CAPs) that include materials management and waste actions, including organics recycling and wasted food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service released a new report, “Increasing the Value of Animal Manure for Farmers,” which describes current manure production, handling, storage, and use utilizing data from the USDA Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).
“Vibrant Land: The Benefits of Food Forests and Urban Farms in San Antonio” is the title of a new study released by Stanford University’s Natural Capital Project.