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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...

SCHOOL TOOL: Planning & Implementing a Program for Success

This document is part of the (On-Site School Composting Toolkit)Composting programs at schools are an opportunity to empower an ethic of environmental stewardship and participatory ecology in young minds and for students to build investment in their future. Students, staff, and volunteers find...

What to compost (magnet design)

Design for a magnet that shows Dos and Don'ts for home composters. Contact Kim Mercer, Highfields Center for Composting, to order. Phone: (802) 472–5138 x203 Email: kim@highfieldscomposting.org

Close the Loop!-NEK Business Handout

Your business throws away valuable resources every day – Close the Loop!-NEK provides your business with the tools, materials and training to recycle your food scraps. This ensures that food scraps are collected and recycled back into the soil, reducing the amount of trash you send to the...

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Got Food Scraps? Join the Rutland loop!

Like our other Close the Loop! regional programs, the Rutland loop demonstrates how private companies, public utilities, and non-profit organizations can work together to change the status quo of wasting food scraps by throwing them away. The program offers food scrap collection and recycling for...

BioCycle Conference 2013

James McSweeney and Noah Fishman, staff at Highfields Center for Composting, presented at REFOR13*, BioCycle Magazine’s 13th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling, held in Columbus, OH, on October 20-23, 2013.James presented at a session titled, “Science, Biology...

Amazing video from the archives

I'm so excited about this video from 2010, which I found while perusing the archives to migrate old files and videos onto our new website. It features great footage and really quotable quotes from many of the agricultural bigwigs in the Hardwick area: Tom Stearns (High Mowing Seeds), Pete...

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