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  • 7 Oct 2018 8:54 PM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    Thank you to our members who supported "The Compost Story" video.

    "The Compost Story" This important video was made possible by: Kellogg Garden Products, A1 Organics, Tanks Green Stuff, Zanker Recycling, Natur-tec, OCSD, CalRecycle, New Earth Inc., Stop Waste- Alameda, EcoSafe, St Louis Composting, Elk Packaging, Vision Recycling, EDWW W. Pauley Foundation, Associated Labels, Texas Pure Products, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Green Mountain Check it out here...Technologies.https://kisstheground.com/thecompoststory/


    https://www.facebook.com/kissthegroundCA/videos/1346222315444457/



  • 22 Aug 2018 5:04 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    Join ACP Working Group as we work to expand the volume and value of compost being used to build healthy soil in California.


    ACP Working Groups - Taking action to forward our mission

    Compost Policy & Regulations

    • ·         Legislative Executive Team
    • ·         ACP Policy Committee
    • ·         ACP Legislator’s Day & ICAW (with CCREF)

    Compost Awareness & Markets

    • ·         Sustainable Soil, Water, Air Tactical Team (SSWATT)
    • ·         Agroecology & Healthy Soil Metrics
    • ·         Marketing – feedstock purity & compost use (proposed)
    • ·         ACP Compost Resource Center (Staff, for Stakeholders & ACP Members)

    Compost Feedstocks & Products (Materials)

    • ·         Contamination Reduction – feedstock and product quality
    • ·         Specifications (products) – feedstock testing and STA with USCC (proposed)

    Compost Soil Conditioning Uses (Services)

    • ·         Specifications (use) – team with USCC and SHI (proposed)
    • o   Ag – Crop/Soil, Water, Carbon Sequestration
    • o   Landscape – small, med., large, specialty (e.g. sports fields, golf courses, etc.)
    • o   Stormwater/Erosion Control - LID/Green Infrastructure
    • o   Natural & Working Lands – public, private & non-profit (trusts, conservancies, etc.)

    Contact Dan Noble to join this group

  • 22 Aug 2018 4:40 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

     Association of Compost Producers 

    The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council

    Monthly Member Meeting  

     Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:00 am-11:00 am 

    Call In Conf. Line: 909-993-9026

    (No special code is needed, as this is a dedicated IEUA conference line)

    In person Location:

         SoCal Location:   Inland Empire Utilities Agency 

              6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino California 91708

    We always prefer to have your presence in person at our meetings, but, as always, we will also have a conference line and speaker phone available to call-in during the meeting for those who can't fit in the travel time.  

    HANDOUTS:

    1. ACP Member Meeting Agenda 8.22.18
    2. ACP 2018 Calendar - 7.22.18 Update
    3. Compost Workshops - Air + CalRecycle Aug 21&24
    4. CARB-CAPCOA-CRCompostWorkshopAug2018Agenda_NorCal
    5. CARB-CAPCOA-CRCompostWorkshopAug2018Agenda_SoCal
    6. Final Compost CARB-CAPCOA-CalRecycle Discussion Paper August 2018 (003
    7. CFCC Funding Fairs flyer (2-8-18)
    8. LandscapeEXPO 2018 - ACP Compost Track-4 Sessions
    9. CBA notice 2018
    10. CBA 2018 Working Agenda DN
    11. ACP Membership Drive - Members- Oct 2018 - 8.21.18
    12. ACP Marketing Plan - August 2018
    13. ACP Legislator's Day 2019 Plan - 5.1.2019 JT
    14. ACP Working Groups 7.20.18
    15. ACP 2019 CA Compost Conference Plan Pomona 7.23.18
    16. Contamination Reduction Working Group Agenda 8-15-2018
    17. eaap8060.full
    18. CDFA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS 8.15.18

    I will be attending the SoCal ACP and CARB meetings next week... so I will see the SoCal members face-to-face if you join us.  I look forward to seeing and being with you!

    Hope you will join us!

    Sincerely,

    Dan

    Dan Noble, Executive Director
    Association of Compost Producers


  • 21 Aug 2018 4:43 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    Northern and Southern California Workshops Announcement 

    COMPOSTING IN CALIFORNIA 

    Addressing Air Quality Permitting and Regulatory Issues for Expanding Infrastructure - Discussion Paper 

    Northern California Workshop 

    Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 

    Time:  1:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

    Location:  CalEPA Building (Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I St., Sacramento, CA 95812)  

    Southern California Workshop 

    Date:  Friday, August 24, 2018 

    Time:  10:00 AM – 3:30 PM 

    Location:  South Coast Air Quality Management District (Auditorium, 21865 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765)

  • 20 Aug 2018 5:08 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    CDFA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS

    SACRAMENTO, August 15, 2018 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) began accepting grant applications today from organizations that can provide technical assistance to applicants for the state’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural operations.
    Eligible organizations, including non-profit groups, academic institutions and resource conservation districts, can apply to assist applicants of three Climate Smart Agriculture programs, the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), the Healthy Soils Program (HSP), and the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). The programs aim to boost climate resiliency through water conservation, soil health improvement and water quality protection.
    “These partner organizations provide farmers with technical expertise they need to reach their climate goals, whether it’s conserving water, improving soil health or boosting water quality,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross.
    CDFA will award grant funds starting at $5,000, with additional funding allocated based on the number of applicants served. Each organization can receive up to $60,000.
    More information about eligibility and program requirements is available at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi. Applications must be submitted by email tocdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov no later than September 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. PT. Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
     
    Climate Smart Agriculture technical assistance funding is provided by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.  The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.  California Climate Investments projects
    include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more.  At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California.  For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

    Additional funding is provided by Proposition 68 (SB 5, De León), The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. Proposition 68 was passed by voters in June 2018. More information can be found at: http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/p68.aspx
     
    Follow CDFA News on Twitter and Facebook
    California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
    1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-654-0462, www.cdfa.ca.gov


  • 19 Aug 2018 5:10 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    ACP CONTAMINATION REDUCTION WORKING GROUP 

    Mission/Goals: To collaborate to mitigate contamination in feedstocks while expanding compost quality and market demand.

    Developing Committee Goals 

     Composters—ACP Representatives (Arin) 

    Haulers—CRRC Representatives (TBD)  

    Recycling Coordinators—CRRA 

    Solid Waste Directors—SWANA, CEAC (Dan) 

    Packaging & Plastics—(Tim, Julia)

    Tasks to treat as a whole

    Costs and Funding  - Cost effective solutions ARB funding from Air Board 

    Plastic Pollution →Water Quality Issue (WQCB) 

    Contamination Reduction Resource Center

    Do you want to join in this conversation.  This group meets monthly to work on these issues.  Contact Dan Noble for time of meetings.

  • 9 Aug 2018 10:41 AM | Anonymous

     Association of Compost Producers 

    The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council

    Monthly Member Meeting  

     Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:00 am-11:00 am 

    Call In Conf. Line: 909-993-9026

    (No special code is needed, as this is a dedicated IEUA conference line)

    In person Location:

         SoCal Location:   Inland Empire Utilities Agency 6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino California 91708

    We always prefer to have your presence in person at our meetings, but, as always, we will also have a conference line and speaker phone available to call-in during the meeting for those who can't fit in the travel time.  

    Agenda Items Include

    1. ACP Member Meeting Agenda 7.25.18
    2. ACP 2018 Calendar - 6.26.18 Update
    3. CAPCOA, CARB, CalRecycle Compost White Paper Discussion 8.21 & 8.24.18
    4. CFCC Funding Fairs flyer (2-8-18)
    5. SHI-AM3-Agenda Aug 1-3, 2018
    6. LandscapeEXPO 2018 - ACP Compost Track-4 Sessions
    7. CBA notice 2018 61318
    8. ACP Working Groups 7.20.18
    9. ACP 2019 CA Compost Conference Plan Pomona 7.23.18
    10. Contamination Reduction Working Group Agenda 6-20-2018
    Next Member Meeting August 22, 2018!
    Hope you can join us!
    Sincerely,
    Dan
    Dan Noble, Executive Director

    Association of Compost Producers
    The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council
    “We Build Healthy Soil” -  
    www.HealthySoil.org

    Cell/text: (619) 992-8389DanWylderNoble@gmail.com

  • 7 Aug 2018 9:36 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    Fill Out the ACP Membership Survey:

    When you first connected with the Association of Compost Producers you were promised insights and information that would help you overcome challenges and develop innovative ways to work in your business.

    We want to make sure we keep that promise.

    Before the August Membership Meeting we will be sending out a survey to find out what topics are the absolute most important to you. 

    What we want to know you ask...our question to you is this:

    What is the single biggest challenge you’re facing right now when it comes to your business?  When the survey comes in your inbox, please share that with us.

    We will compose a report from the responses and share it with those people who take the survey.   They will receive information on the data gained from the survey and what the organization is going to do with that information. Thank you!


  • 7 Aug 2018 9:30 AM | Jonelle Tannahill (Administrator)

    Who?  Association of Compost Producers Blueprint

    Why? Because ... We all want to live in an ever-better world that has: healthy food for all, grown on healthy soil with abundant clean water, creating healthy communities with clean air & global cooling

    How   We are industrious people who build healthy soil for our communities by composting all your recycled organics, and delivering it to you.  We are making ever higher quality compost every day

     What We produce abundant quality compost that feeds our soil, builds our local economy, and enhances our earth

    Farmlands: healthy food, fiber, feed & flowers Landscapes: more beautiful, water efficient & enhance water quality Green Infrastructure: enlivening our cities Natural & working lands: supporting all life



To contact, learn more, or to get on ACP's email announcement list, please contact:

Executive Director Dan Noble
Association of Compost Producers
California State Chapter of the US Composting Council


Call or Email us:
Cell: 619-992-8389
DanWylderNoble@gmail.com

Address:
P.O. Box 3155, Santa Rosa, CA  95402-3155

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