The Brass Tacks Initiative

Supporting sustainable practices in the food stream through research, education, and collaboration.

Supporting a Sustainable Future


Plate-to-garden fundraiser!

Join us on Saturday, May 11, for our compost sale fundraiser! Bring the whole family, as children ages 12 and under can enjoy a free make-and-take activity.

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Get the latest edition of our newsletter Down to Brass Tacks. Learn about businesses making a difference, funding announcements, and BTI Updates.

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BTI has partnered with Bonfire to create custom clothing. BTI receives a portion of every purchase to support our mission. Click the link below to see our store on Bonfire.

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Share the Mission

The Brass Tacks Initiative (BTI) is a 501(c)3 organization working with businesses, schools, families, and individuals to keep food out of the landfill. However, we can't do this alone! We need your help to make the biggest impact. Here are a few ways you can help:



Spread the word about reducing food waste. Our education page has some resources that can help!



Host a group information session or partner with us on a project. We would love to work with you!



We need volunteers with diverse skill sets to help us live out our mission. Find out how you can help!



As a nonprofit, we rely on public support to fulfill our mission. Visit our donation page to learn more.