Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19 Alvar Library collection CANCELLED

Due to the horrific shooting of the security guard at Alvar Library earlier this week, the Alvar Library is closed until Friday and our regular Thursday food waste drop-off is cancelled for this week. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Compost Conference: Let's Talk Trash!

Please join us for a free half-day conference about the state of composting in New Orleans, the challenges, opportunities and next steps. We are still confirming speakers, but the draft agenda is below:

Saturday, November 4th at the Mid-City Library

10:30 am Registration & Mapping Project
Where are food recovery efforts taking place? Let's mark up some maps so we can track what's happening around the city.
11:00 am Opening Plenary: Why Compost?
Panel includes representatives from the Sanitation Department, Office of Resiliency, Schmelly's Dirt Farm.
12:00 Light Lunch
You must be registered by November 1st in order to receive the free lunch. Please RSVP on Facebook at or by emailing
12:45-1:35 Workshop Session 1a:
Food Recovery: Feeding People, Feeding Animals
Panel includes representatives from Sugar Roots Farm, Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Kitchen
12:45-1:35 Workshop Session 1b: DIY Composting Indoors: Worms, Worms ,Worms!
Representatives from Dig Easy will teach you how to build your own worm bin
1:45-2:35 Workshop Session 2: Community Models in Composting
Panel includes representatives Schmelly's Dirt Farm, Compost NOW and more.
2:45 - 3:15 Let's Talk More Trash:
Panel includes representatives from NOLA Trash Mob, Green Project, No Waste NOLA
3:15 - 4:00 Closing Plenary: Next Steps


We will be adding two food waste drop offs, bringing us to nine sites, six days a week! NEW: Tuesdays, Nora Navra Library, 5:30pm-7:00pm ...