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Composting in Paris: Neighborhood Gardens & Community Efforts

by Emily Dilling
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Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines. View Emily Dilling's Website

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3 comments on “Composting in Paris: Neighborhood Gardens & Community Efforts

I loved the story and was wondering if you have considered adding red wiggler worms to your compost systems. I’ve vermicomposted for 13 years and I find the red wigglers will decompose the kitchen scrapes twice a fast as a regular compost system. I recycle dryer lint and vacuum dust and human and animal hair. Have a great day. Sandra Rose

Thank you so much for posting this article–a great list of resources! I wonder if these community gardens do any outreach at local grocers? When I first got to Paris I asked in a few bio grocery stores if they knew of places to compost and no one seemed to know. I wish there were more outreach on this; I think more people would participate if they knew the option was available to them!

Very interesting and inspirational…and really nice photos too. I love the idea of composting catching on in big cities. Looking forward to Part 2. Thank you!

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