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1,260,797 Pounds Diverted

Please support our partner restaurants and  and businesses in this tough time. Together we have diverted over 1 million pounds of food scraps from the landfill to reduce greenhouse gases and build a greener Sacramento.

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Think Globally... Act Locally!

ReSoil Sacramento is a community compost network that aims to close the local food loop - Farm-to-Fork-to-Farm. We build healthy soil to grow edible gardens and green, climate-resilient neighborhoods, with the food scraps collected from our Partner Restaurants and the Sacramento community.

ReSoil is a program of the Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento. GRAS is dedicated to growing a regenerative food community in our Farm-to-Fork Capital through education and action. We aim to make sustainable practices available to all.

ReSoil advocates for three things that we can do to address our changing climate:   1) compost, 2) grow our own food, and 3)  build regenerative, climate-resilient landscapes.

Join us! Every Sacramentan is invited to help make Sacramento a model for sustainable/ regenerative food communities.

IN THESE COVID TIMES

As a part of the waste industry, organics recycling is considered an essential business. Using every precaution (masks, hand-washing station, sterile wipes, and social distancing) we are continuing to service the broken restaurant industry. Over half of our restaurants (all small businesses) have closed, as with all the small businesses.

We are closely monitoring the conditions of other cities and their community compost programs. We hope to ensure that organics waste recycling is considered essential and necessary to the well being of our local community and the environment. Be safe!

Midtown Farmers Market Drop-Off Continues - More Info

OUR IMPACT

Composting reduces greenhouse gases (mostly methane which has 25x more potency than CO2) and aids the sequestration of carbon back into the soil. Each month, ReSoil Sacramento diverts approximately 20,000 lbs. According to the EPA, this has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of driving 18,600 miles. One million pounds of food scraps diverted has a GWP of driving 929,000 miles, or driving from SF to NYC 310 times.

Compost is the organic matter that builds healthy soil, providing many benefits: water retention, bio-diversity, reduction of heat-island effects and erosion, remediation and carbon sequestration. Healthy soil is the foundation of healthy, resilient ecosystems. ReSoil has created an estimated 330,000 lbs of compost for Sacramento soil.

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Midtown Drop-Off

COVID19 UPDATE - We will continue a Farmer's Market Drop-Off while it is deemed safe (despite the note).  Midtown Farmers Market, Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm. To take extra precautions, we are asking composters to adopt new practices.

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Eco-Educate!

Getting in touch with nature is easy, healthy, and more important than ever. We hope to make sustainable practices easy and accessible -  so that everybody can play a part in greening their neighborhood. We'd love to come to your school or neighborhood for a demonstration.

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Please Support Environmental Education & Action

ReSoil Sacramento needs your support. We are funded by donations from our community. ReSoil is a program of the Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento (GRAS), an educational 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to grow a sustainable food community in Sacramento, through action and education.

Carbon Offsets

Traveling to Europe or Asia? Or road tripping cross Country? Buy your carbon offets with us (considered a donation). ReSoil diverts the equivalent of 95 tons of carbon each year, and those go for fluctuating prices of $15-$30 each. Offset Locally. 🙂

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Compost/Soil Services

Thinking about installing an edible garden, removing your lawn, building a hot compost pile, or just bringing life to your existing garden beds?

Join our carbon network and go full circle! If you manage a school garden or have a backyard garden, talk to us. We can bring life to your soil.

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Compost for Sale

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  Our finished product - compost aged with potting soil and worm castings. Much of our compost stays at our partner gardens and farms, so supply is limited. This is not soil, but a living, pro-biotic amendment. Contact Us.

5 gallon (25lbs) - $15-$25 donation
30 gallon (150 lbs) - $75-$100 sd