Composting Food Waste Is an Act of Resistance

My grandmother taught me the power of sustainable living — even when it’s inconvenient

Illustration: Chelsea Charles

My grandmother, Florestine “Flo” Wallace, taught me how to repurpose anything. Even the little things. Those giant Country Crock butter tubs made perfect popcorn bowls. Planters peanut cans became used cooking oil containers and bulk jars that…