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  •   |  10/14/2020

    StopWaste works with urban farms and community gardens to fight climate change with carbon farming practices. Practices such as feeding the soil with compost and keeping unplanted areas covered help these communities grow healthy food and sequester carbon in the soil.

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  •   |  09/21/2020

    We encourage you to check out the upcoming events in our Healthy Soils Series, which showcases some of the practices used by our local farm partners.

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  •   |  10/02/2020

    Massive wildfires are part of the new norm in California and it's making gardeners concerned that smoke and ash are ruining their produce. Is the fresh produce that you worked so hard to grow still safe to eat?

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    At the meeting held September 23, 2020, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted amendments to the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan, and found plan conformance for the Certified Blue Recycling Facility at 2075 Williams Street, San Leandro, California.

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    The Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative (“Measure D”) was approved by the voters
    of Alameda County in November 1989. It established the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board (“Recycling Board”) and mandated that the Recycling Board create and periodically update a plan for a comprehensive source reduction and recycling program.

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    The Slake Test is a visual display of the structure of your soil’s aggregates as well as your soil’s resiliency to erosion and “slaking.”

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    The Worm Count provides a very reliable method of measuring the levels of organic matter in your soil.

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    The Nitty Gritty is a nifty tool that helps you determine the type of soil you have and lets you skip the hand sorting!

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  • Mandela Partners
    Grantee Highlight   

    West Oakland-based nonprofit Mandela Partners was founded over 15 years ago with a simple vision: Improve access to fresh fruit and vegetables for all Oakland residents, while supporting local family farmers and community-based businesses. StopWaste grant funding supports outreach for a paid CSA program that supports donation of healthy produce to families in need.

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  • Virtual Transfer Station Tour Stop 1: Join the 4R’s Action League Adventures

    Videos   

    We're taking our long-running Davis St. Transfer Station Tour online! Watch this video to experience Stop 1 on the Tour, where the 4R’s Action League invite you to explore and protect where we live and the people and animals in our community- planet earth.

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