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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: 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...

Source Separation Poster

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

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 kim@highfieldscomposting.org

Update

Press Release: Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

Highfields Center for Composting Celebrates International Compost Awareness Week Offering Webinars, Workshops, Site Tours and More Vermont—Highfields Center for Composting is joining the U.S. Composting Council and other organizations across the country to promote the benefits of...

As the great thaw approaches…

With this snow we keep getting, it doesn’t seem like spring will ever come. But now that the days are longer, our minds naturally turn towards gardening and with that, the glorious process of composting!We have seen a lot of interest in our Extreme Home Composting workshops and webinars over...

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