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...

Source Separation Poster

Downloadable files that you can print, laminate, and post near your food scrap separation station.Questions? Send your questions to: 

Compost Bookmarks

Download this template for a bookmark to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week! 

Do the Rot Thing: A Teacher's Guide to Compost Activities

This guide was originally published in July 1997 by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Source Reduction and Recycling Board, San Leandro,California, and permission to copy the materials was freely given in the original booklet. This guide was reproduced and republished for...

School Tool: Chicken Composting Coloring pages

This is a downloadable pdf with five drawings to color that demonstrate the closed loop of a sustainable, local food system. The pictures depict a farmer feeding food scraps to her hens….the hens lay eggs….the eggs are delivered to the school…and eaten by the students…...

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

Recipe Development Worksheet

Recipe development is employed by composters to develop compost recipes that are well-suited for the decomposer microorganisms who will drive the process – approximately 60% moisture, a ratio of 25 -30 parts carbon per part nitrogen, and a bulk density of 1000 pounds per cubic yard or...

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...

SCHOOL TOOL: Composting Options

This document will provide you with the big picture considerations associated with operating different kinds of composting systems at your school. There are four types of composting systems compared here:On-site bin systemOn-­site forced air system (similar to a bin system but with included...


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