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Delaware Food System & Waste Panel discussion - International Composting Week - Shared screen with speaker view
Dee Durham
27:05
Find out more and sign up for the DCCI listserve:https://plasticfreedelaware.org/de-composting-initiative
Reji Gregoire
28:09
Is this new castle specific
Dee Durham
30:41
Nope, statewide!
Darlene Battle
56:34
Have you thought about partnering up with churches, in become a community farmers?
Dee Durham
58:13
Hi Darlene! Yes, indeed. Many churches have vegetable gardens, and they offer a ready made community of folks who gather weekly - the perfect scenario for community composting! We are happy to connect with any that are interested in getting started doing a community composting setup! Please let us know.
Darlene Battle
58:52
Thanks
Leslie Richeson
01:09:53
Matt, Where are you located. And 2here do you see your prodectsm
Darlene Battle
01:17:19
In Phila. there is a free composting facility do Delaware have a site where people can go? I currently travel to Phila.
Dee Durham
01:21:41
There is currently no public site in Delaware (that we are aware of) where citizens can drop off food waste. Yard waste, yes, but not food scraps. There is a small firm doing food waste curbside pickups across northern New Castle County. Waste Well https://www.mywastewell.com/
Nora Melley (DCH)
01:22:26
The DCH is hos
Nora Melley (DCH)
01:23:33
* hosting a series of free lectures on food waste - including one tonight on community composting! We're also running a raffle for attendees for compost tumblers. https://thedch.org/events/
Dee Durham
01:27:21
Yes, Nora! An awesome series, please everyone check it out!! ^^^
Matthew Williams, Conscious Connections, Inc.
01:35:32
22 E. 23rd Street Wilmington 19802
Dee Durham
01:35:33
https://www.consciousconnectionsinc.com/
Anita Manning
01:36:03
There are community composting programs in Media, PA, and Philadelphia. How can we, in a neighborhood, either join in or start one, if we are just residents? We don’t have a site, or a manager.
Greg Williams - DNREC Delaware Recycles
01:36:17
https://documents.dnrec.delaware.gov/dwhs/CAPS/Permits/Applications/Recycling-Composting-Permit-Checklist.pdf
Dee Durham
01:37:49
Anita - that is what our new program is all about! Please contact Brigid!https://plasticfreedelaware.org/de-composting-initiative
Sheryl Winsby
01:37:52
It seems to me like more education about extended life food guidelines might result in people not discarding as much good food. I also recommend the Food Revolution Summit and website for lots of education about how to eat healthier which I think would result in less food waste. Also how about changes in agricultural practices in response to climate change? Regenerative agricultural practices.
Reji Gregoire
01:39:36
A lot of California restaurants do that as well - the San Francisco Giants grow their produce on top of the ballpark
Ruth Arias/Bright Spot Farm
01:39:52
thank you everyone!!
Ruth Arias/Bright Spot Farm
01:39:56
hopping off
Gail Hermenau, UofD Cooperative Extension
01:41:53
Great discussion everyone.
Chad Robinson, Food Bank of Delaware
01:42:05
Thanks everyone!!!
Nora Melley, DE Center for Horticulture
01:42:11
Thanks everyone!
Rabiul Rafi, UofD Food Recovery Network
01:42:19
Thanks everyone!
Darlene Battle
01:42:19
Thank you everyone this was very helpful in knowing what De is doing
Matthew Williams, Conscious Connections, Inc.
01:42:20
Thank you everyone!
Gail Hermenau, UofD Cooperative Extension
01:42:32
Thank you!
Dee Durham
01:42:33
Thank you to all the panelists !