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  • Backyard Composting Webinar

       
    Presented on: October 17, 2020
    Hosted by: StopWaste and Mills College Community Farm
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    This in-depth guide can answer all of your compost questions. Whether you are an urban farmer, community gardener, or a backyard homesteader, this toolkit supports you in becoming an expert composter.

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    Wondering about the health of your soil? This interactive guide provides activities for you to engage and observe various aspects of your soil. Do just one activity or them all, at a pace that suits you.

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  • Grantee Highlight   

    Founded in Oakland almost 40 years ago, Civicorps runs an extensive job training program for young adults lacking career skills and opportunities, with paid positions in land management and resource conservation. They also offer a high school diploma program for young adults ages 18-26, as well as access to wrap-around support services to help with childcare, housing, legal issues, transportation, and other daily life needs.  

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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. Are the fruit and veggies 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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