Welcome to Bloomfield, Iowa's page for the Iowa Rural Communities Food Waste Reduction Project

The project, funded by the Rural Utilities Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, allowed the IWRC to provide community-level food waste reduction assistance to four Iowa rural communities from October 2016 to September 2017, one of those communities being Bloomfield. During the year, the IWRC worked with residents to educate and implement food waste reduction strategies at home, as well as with the Davis County Community School District by conducting a food waste sort and audit.  Additionally, the IWRC worked with the City of Bloomfield by offering guidance on Iowa's organics composting regulations as well as techniques for maintaining an active compost pile that also incorporates food waste. A partnership was made between the school district and the city to divert their food waste from the landfill to this compost pile. You can read more in the case study below.

Bloomfield Case Study          Bloomfield Poster