In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) solicited grant applications from local governments to pilot Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction projects. SWALCO was awarded this opportunity and is committed to its success.
The SWALCO project is intended to develop a stronger, more vibrant circular economy for managing food scraps and other organic material. It includes a compost to farmland/community garden demonstration study, strengthening the community gardening network, market development for compost, and education efforts to increase participation rates in the commercial and residential sectors.
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