Monthly Archives: March 2016

Reno Rot Riders Receives Grant Funding

The RRR has received funding to build a new trailer and expand its compost collection operations through Permaculture Research Institute USA (PRI/USA).

pri usa logoThe Be the Change Project, the Rot Riders parent organization, recently received a $5000 urban homesteading award from PRI/USA.  Part of that grant will support the Rot Riders’ growth into residential service as well as a new, awesome bike trailer currently being built with the help and skills of John Jessie, fabricator and craftsman extraordinaire.

With PRI/USA’s support and three major upcoming events, the RRR looks to expand its reach to divert more waste from the landfill, support carbon sequestration, build local soil fertility and promote biking and growing food in the city.


SculptureFest 2016 Here We Come!

Yes, that’s right, we’re creating a compost sculpture for SF 2016!

We held a great brainstorming session with fellow farmy, artsy, and permy types last week to hash out ideas.  They ranged from, “Let’s just dump a load of compost on Virginia Street and call it good.” to creating a 20 foot tall tower of compost.  With six weeks to go before the event and Earth Day in between we’re focusing on how to blend the artistic and educational components of a rad sculpture.

We know that whatever we create will be different, thought-provoking, and informative.  Also, alive with gazillions of microbes doing their grand work at the micro-level.

If you’re interested in helping out, give us a jingle.  We are looking for volunteers for the event to share all about composting with event goers.

Good Press in Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine

Check out this nice article about the RRR in the April/May Edible-Reno Tahoe magazine.

We’re hoping to grow substantially in the coming months.  Contact us if you’re interested in residential pick-up or restaurant service.

One correction – we do not manage the Paradise Park Community Garden but we do work with the good folks there by supplying them with green waste.