A Scalable Model for Community Composting
By Kate Walmsley
Kaicycle is an urban farming and community-scale composting initiative based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Since 2015 they have been working to develop a scalable model for community composting. Kate from Kaicycle will present about the need for this multiple-duty solution to urban food waste, how it works, and the barriers and opportunities to scaling it. This will also be the first preview of the Living Compost Hubs software being developed by Sheldon Levet, as a much-needed tool for scaling best-practice urban composting.
APPLYING THE WASTE HIERARCHY
This session will explore the role of the waste hierarchy in addressing the issue of organic waste. Organic waste and how we choose to manage it ties onto broader issues such as food security/resilience, soil health and climate change. We’ll hear from practitioners involved in different parts of the organic waste cycle and discuss what needs to change in how Aotearoa approaches organics.