Food Cycle Coalition

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Food Cycle Coalition (FCC) Annual Updates

The Food Cycle Coalition (FCC) has been working on a number of projects, including developing a toolkit to support on-farm food scrap composting at a volume below the solid waste facility permitting threshold; sponsoring the inclusion of several organic waste management employees in an oral history collection for the Library of Congress; and presenting a panel on food recovery at the annual Hunger Action Conference.

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On-Farm Composting Crowdfunding Campaigns

The On-Farm Composting Task Force of the F2P Food Cycle Coalition was created at the beginning of 2019 to support farmers in accepting food scraps from their communities to compost on-farm to build soil health. One of the exciting projects that the Task Force has undertaken is supporting the crowdfunding campaigns of two Hartford businesses: Sunrise Farm, which hopes to build the necessary infrastructure to handle a larger volume of compost, and Willow Tree Community Compost, which is a new and growing door-to-door collection service.

The two local entrepreneurs are working together to develop a resilient close-the-loop system for the Hartford community that recycles locally generated food scraps to build soil to grow more food. The On-Farm Composting Task Force will also use this partnership as a case study in educational materials for those who want to replicate the model in other parts of the state. If you know anyone who could donate, as an individual or as a business, please share these campaigns to help make this partnership possible!

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FCC participates in the 2019 Hunger Action Conference

The Food Cycle Coalition shares ways to increase food security while reducing food loss and waste

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Food Access CCT and Food Cycle Coalition Join Forces to Explore Impact of Act 148 on Food Security

On October 3, 2017, the Food Access Cross Cutting Team and the Food Cycle Coalition Task Force held a joint meeting in St. Albans to tour Northwest Family Foods' food shelf and learn about Act 148's impact on the emergency food system.

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All about organics diversion and Act 148: a new website under development

The Food Cycle Coalition is building on the resources from the (now defunct) Highfields Center for Composting website, and expanding it to include information and education about the Vermont Food Recovery Hierarchy.

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Food Access Crosscutting Team and Food Cycle Coalition discuss ways to advance shared goals

Co-chair of the Food Access Crosscutting Team (FACCT), Faye Conte, participated in the FCC’s recent meeting to share some of their work and learn about what the FCC is doing. t was agreed that there is mutual benefit in...

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Regional Food Rescue Assessment Tool

Leveraging Vermont's Universal Recycling Law mandates to Increase Regional Food Rescue

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Asset Mapping Survey and Strategic Planning Report Released

The Asset Mapping Survey and Strategic Planning Report represents the work of the Food Cycle Coalition to understand the assets of statewide food system organizations and use that information to identify priority strategies that can assist with the transition from waste disposal to resource management for currently landfilled organic materials.

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Nutrient Management Section of Farm to Plate Strategic Plan Published

A major new section of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan, Nutrient Management, analyzes the challenges and opportunities posed by universal recycling of food scraps and renewed pressure for improving on-farm nutrient management.

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Act 148 Research Webinar

The Agency of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program and members of the Farm to Plate Network Food Cycle Coalition gave an introductory presentation to explore how Act 148 intersects with research and outreach efforts, and how academic and agency researchers can contribute to this ambitious and exciting effort.

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