PPLT to partner with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on Composting Program

The Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust (PPLT) received a grant from the Institute of Self-Reliance (ILSR) to increase community composting efforts within PPLT’s Indigenous Food Sovereignty Program. PPLT was one of 10 awardees selected from a competitive pool of applicants across New England.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, founded in 1974, is a national research, advocacy, and technical assistance organization that empowers communities to take charge of their local resources, economies, and environmental future. Through its Composting for Community Initiative, ILSR promotes distributed and diverse local composting across the country, aiming to cut food loss, enhance soils and watersheds, support local food production, and protect the climate while addressing community prosperity and equity.

“We are grateful for this new partnership with the Institute for Local Self-Resiliency as composting is very important to our program,” says Musquant Nompashim Netas, Chief of the Ninigret Nehantick Nahaganset Clan and Leader of the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Program. “Composting is recycling. When we feed the Earth, the Earth will feed us.”