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Developed Compost Program

The Garden was one of four sites that received a two-year capacity and support grant through the California Alliance of Community Composting (CACC) to develop community oriented composting projects in Santa Barbara County. Goals include:

  • Engage with Santa Barbara’s lower Westside neighborhood and El Centro’s network of organizers to develop food scrap drop-off locations where they can teach members how to compost their food waste.
  • Track the amount of organic matter diverted from the landfill and highlight the amount of carbon mitigated as a result.
  • Coordinate efforts among other three sites to create a system of holistic impact that can develop into a long-term solution for reducing food waste.
  • Lay the groundwork for implementation in 2022.
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