The Garden was one of four sites that received a two-year capacity and support grant through the California Alliance of Community Composting (CACC) to develop community oriented composting projects in Santa Barbara County. Goals include:
- Engage with Santa Barbara’s lower Westside neighborhood and El Centro’s network of organizers to develop food scrap drop-off locations where they can teach members how to compost their food waste.
- Track the amount of organic matter diverted from the landfill and highlight the amount of carbon mitigated as a result.
- Coordinate efforts among other three sites to create a system of holistic impact that can develop into a long-term solution for reducing food waste.
- Lay the groundwork for implementation in 2022.