Independent energy: Interfaith Food Ministry fundraises to explore zero waste option

Interfaith Food Ministry’s Phil Alonso, left, and local farmer John Pomeroy stand next to a biochar machine installed in a trailer. Biochar is a way to compost materials that would otherwise be difficult to breakdown.
Photo: Elias Funez

Interfaith Food Ministry collaborates with various agencies to collect and distribute food to just under 600 families in Nevada County on a weekly basis.

Now, Executive Director Phil Alonso said the ministry is taking the same collaborative, forward-thinking approach to diverting inedible organic material.

IFM’s excess food is generally fed to animals, Alonso said, but said the passage of Senate Bill 1383

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