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Close the Loop! Compost.

Highfields Center for Composting is your partner in community composting.Our mission is to close the loop on community-based, sustainable food and agricultural systems, thus addressing soil health, water quality, solid waste, farm viability, and climate change.We research, educate, and provide...

Making & Managing Your Worm Bin

A short how-to guide for the home or classroom vermicompost system.Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting or vermiculture, is an inexpensive way to acquire an incredibly rich and fertile soil amendment for your garden and house plants. Worms will feed on the bacteria and fungi that are...

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting

Almost half the materials Americans discard—food scraps, yard trimmings, and soiled paper—are compostable. Municipal and county governments increasingly recognize the importance of composting. In fact, more than 250 communities have now instituted residential food scrap collection...

VIDEO: Compost Recipe Development

Making great compost is an art. Learning how to accurately develop your own compost recipe using Highfields' Recipe Calculator will provide you with an advanced tool in your production, research, or compost services. This video shows you how to create your own analytically based composting...

VIDEO: Food Scraps for Chicken Feed

You can your wean your chickens off grain and produce more nutritious eggs by feeding your chickens on food scraps and compost. This video talks you through the things to think about in order to feed food scraps to your chickens effectively.

Source Separation Materials

If you would like to order materials, or customization of these designs, please contact:Kim Mercer, Communications ManagerPh (802) 472-5138 extension 205E kim@highfieldscomposting.org

Guide to Home Composting

Why should I compost?Food scraps make up one third of a typical household’s trash. When food scraps are sent to the landfill, they take up space in our limited landfills and contribute to increased production of methane and toxic leachate. If all the food scraps in Vermont were composted...

Composting for Kids

Highfields Center for Composting presents an animated teaching guide for starting a compost program in your school. In this brief video, students will learn about compost, the importance of closing the loop on their food system and how to separate food scraps effectively.

Composting in Your Community

Highfields Center for Composting has partnered with your community to introduce Close the Loop! Vermont, a community composting program that saves valuable resources by composting food scraps and turning them into nutritious soil for farmers, gardeners, and the community. Residents in your region...

Poster: Extreme Home Composting Webinars

POSTER FOR WEBINARS - WINTER 2014Join us for a free webinar to learn about what compost is; what the best composting system is for you; how to start your compost system; and how to manage that system effectively. These webinars are free and open to all.

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