CRECE Urban Farm Collective, Spreadwing Farm, and CAFF’s Dave Runsten podcast episode

In this episode we delve into all things on-farm composting, from its production to its use and relevant agricultural policies. We hear from Abel Ruiz at CRECE Farming Collective in Santa Ana about their use of various composting methods at a small scale. Liz Schroeder of Spreadwing Farm in Rumsey shares about their use of compost on an organic farm, from considerations around sourcing compost to its application. Dave Runsten, CAFF’s Water Policy Director, also provides an update on the state of composting policy in California. 

Show Notes

CRECE Urban Farm Collective:

CRECE Urban Farm Collective Instagram:

Spreadwing Farm website: 

Spreadwing Farm Instagram:

Tierra Negra (es) :

Assessing Compost Quality for Agriculture:

Organic Materials Management from CalRecycle:

More on CAFF’s policy work: 

On-Farm Composting video with Frog Hollow Farm:

Production Team:

Podcast hosted by Emily Ayala

Audio engineering and editing by Coby McDonald 

Music by Blue Dot Sessions