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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...

VIDEO: Compost Pile Turning

Making great compost is an art. One of the key management techniques is how and when to turn your pile. This video shows you how, why, and when to turn your compost pile in order to make great compost and meet organic standards and PFRP.

VIDEO: Compost Pile Monitoring

Making great compost is an art. One of the key management techniques is monitoring your pile's temperature and moisture, as well as visual and olfactory observations. This video shows you how, why, and when to monitor your compost pile in order to make great compost and meet organic standards...

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.

Video: Vermont Businesses Close the Loop

Whether you are a restaurant, a food processor, a hospital, a ski resort or a school, composting your food scraps is an easy and inexpensive way for your business or institution to go green! In this video, see what business owners and employees have to say about separating food scraps in their...

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...

Community Composting: Introduction to Close the Loop!

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...

Jasper Hill Farm Nutrient Management & Heat Recovery System

Highfields' technical staff worked with a team at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, Vermont, to develop a highly integrated, biologically mediated, waste management, renewable energy, and nutrient recovery system for their dairy and cheese making operations. This system is known as the “Green...

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