About the Author

Linda is a 26-year Frederick County resident. She spent a decade as head of the Frederick County Recycling Office, before ten years in private business at Canam Steel Corporation. Among her other duties at Canam, she coordinated the LEED –Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design–reporting for the US division. Then she headed her own consulting firm which included sustainable clients/writing. She is Marketing Director for the US Composting Council, a trade group representing 800 compost manufacturers and enthusiasts across the U.S.

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Green Heroes 2017! Nominate someone who has inspired you (by October 31)

It's Green Heroes Week 2017! Green Frederick welcomes you to the first annual Green Heroes Contest, a gathering of opinions of Frederick Countians about who has inspired them both locally and … [Read more...]

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Farmers Surveyed on Composting

Survey Reveals Interest, Questions about On-Farm Composting A survey of Frederick County farmers indicates interest in expanded use of off-farm organics to make compost. The survey, done in … [Read more...]

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Compost bins for sale to City of Frederick residents

EDITOR'S NOTE: The City of Frederick is selling nice compost bins to residents for just $21.50. Click here for the short press release. Darcy Richards dropped off her order form on Wednesday afternoon and had a new … [Read more...]

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A Rough Start

It looks like our new County Council may be launching at a disadvantage when it comes to an efficient start. Pre-Pre Meeting Misunderstandings Before all seven seats were even certain (District 1 … [Read more...]

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Cow Power and Low Hanging Fruit: Organic Waste is Ripe for Capture

When it comes to solid waste and turning our trash into resources, we are truly starting to move away from the stage of low-hanging fruit. It’s time to go after that low-hanging fruit -- organics that is -- before it … [Read more...]