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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

Case Study: NEK Pilot Project

The Northeast Kingdom Residential Food Scrap Drop-Off pilot was a collaborative effort between Highfields Center for Composting (HCC) and the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). The purpose of this pilot project was to provide residents within the NEKWMD an easy, convenient method...

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.

Update

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...

Elementary School Training: Maia's View

See also - Elementary School Training: Karen's ViewLast week we trained 300 students and teachers at Johnson Elementary School which is expected to divert around 5-6 tons of food scraps per year!If a 5 year old can do it, you can too.”We trained classroom by classroom and even the preschoolers...

Elementary School Training: Karen's View

See also - Elementary School Training: Maia's ViewAs General Manager, I don’t often get the opportunity to put my boots on the ground…or should I say, boots on the banana peel?  I did get that chance to help our Americorps member, Maia, to work with students, teachers and...

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