Food2Soil is a collective of chefs and farmers, businesses and individuals, entrepreneurs and innovators building a people-powered, community-centered foundation for the circular economy.
We believe that waste is a resource that has intrinsic social, environmental and economic value. Our programs are designed to challenge us to extract this value so it turns into income for farmers and living soil for our farms.
This map presents our network of clients, subscribers, community compost hubs and neighborhood dropoff hubs.
Click on an entity to learn more about the services offered and its diversion impact.
For a full list of neighborhood dropoff hubs please go to the Dropoff page.
Decentralized composting is an essential tool in the design for smart, resilient and resource-wise cities. Yet most cities intentionally prohibit community scale composting through a confusing maze of solid waste and zoning ordinances.
Food2Soil is changing this landscape in San Diego by building a thriving network of neighborhood compost hubs that coexist alongside commercial scale organics recycling solutions.
Click here to learn more about the policy landscape for decentralized community scale composting across our San Diego County. To influence policy that enables decentralized community scale composting ask your local government's Environmental Services Department to respond to this survey.
Soil is a melodious ensemble of micro and macro organisms. It is incredible in its capacity to recycle food waste into nutrient dense food. It also has enormous potential to sequester carbon and retain water. But this web of life needs to be respected, fed and cared for.
Food2Soil's team of compost technicians and soil farmers allow urban growers to replenish depleted soil with nutrient rich compost by offering programs that teach how to make compost for yourself, your neighbors and your community.
Soil Farmer Program
Neighborhood Composting 101
A Recipe Style Guide to Backyard Composting
Food2Soil Composting Collective was started in 2015 by Inika Small Earth, Inc as a community supported social enterprise. Inika Small Earth is a 501c(3) tax exempt corporation that works on fostering a circular economy that is enterprise-driven, people-powered and community-centered.