LA Compost operates throughout LA County in partnership with mission aligned organizations working towards healing our broken food systems.
LAFPC is a collective impact initiative working to build a Good Food system for all Los Angeles residents. We are active participants in the LAFPC Food Waste Rescue and Prevention Working Group. In 2017 the organizations within the working group produced a guide of local food recovery efforts called ”Reducing Food Waste: Recovering untapped resources in our food system.” This has served as a guide under Zero-Waste LA programs for stakeholders including council districts, food recovery organizations and waste haulers.
We are active members of the Board of Public Works Food Waste Task Force. Our engagement in meetings informs the following Departments within Public Works: Bureau of Sanitation, Bureau of Beautification, and Recreation and Parks. We share case studies from effective programs implemented throughout the country, and recently were a key contributor to a Food Waste Challenge to promote innovative projects within food recovery and waste reduction.
The L.A. Kitchen is a commercial food recovery kitchen with culinary job training programs for formerly incarcerated and rehabilitated individuals, pairing professional training with life skills and job placement. We not only collect all food scraps generated from the L.A. Kitchen, we also educate their expansive network through speaker series and hope to continue symbiotic programs.
The Los Angeles Community Garden Council partners with 42 community gardens in LA County to take care of the business side of gardening and give you more time to get dirty in the garden! We work in tandem with LACGC to provide compost infrastructure and training to registered garden spaces. This program began with a project advanced by LA City Board of Public Works #FreetheFood Community Food Waste Challenge.
The LA Conservation Corps is the country’s largest urban conservation corps and a youth development organization. LACC programs equip young people with life skills and work experience by employing them in a variety of conservation projects. Some of those projects include building parks and community gardens, which has enabled partnership with LA Compost.
The Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society.
The mission of the Natural History Museum is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. At this hub we are composting organics from the café onsite. The compost created is used to amend the soil in the edible gardens and create seedlings that are given away at our several composting workshops. The cuttings from the native and edible garden are also composted in large piles and we will soon open up the compost area for employees to start using during their lunch break.
Nestled in the basin of the Tujunga Wash, Cottonwood Urban Farm uses creative growing techniques to cultivate a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs without the use of any large scale commercial farming equipment.
Founded in 2011, GrowGood, Inc., is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, creating urban agricultural programs to empower people and transform communities. GrowGood provides fresh produce and opportunities through our 1.5-acre farm in Bell, just south of downtown LA.
The Burbank Recycle Center has been committed to conserving resources, improving the environment, and engaging residents through great service since 1984.
Universal Waste Systems are the RecycLA Waste Hauler's for LA's Northeast Region, committed to zero waste. As a community partner of UWS we help divert food from landfill- to be processed for healthy compost, locally.
The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs.