Close The Loop


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...

Why Close the Loop?

“When a tree dies, or leaves fall to the ground, or an animal dies, it goes back into the soil,” farmer Tom Gilbert observes. “The decomposer communities recycle that material and create new life. We would look to that as essentially a perfectly harmonized nutrient management system. Nothing in,...

'Compost Only' (A Composting Training Video)

A video produced by Highfields in partnership with Hazen Union School Drama Club and filmmaker Meredith Holch. This video covers the basics of composting in an entertaining and informative way. The students from Hazen High School will have you moonwalking all the way to the compost bin.

Compost Recipes

Recipes for achieving the conditions necessary for proper composting.

Successfully Implementing On‐site Composting at Schools

Some schools choose to make compost on‐site, particularly when there are existing gardens, providing a full soil‐to‐soil loop that few children would ever experience otherwise. On‐site composting provides a sustainable composting strategy for schools over time if adequate measures are taken and...

School Composting Toolkit

Highfields School Composting Toolkit is a set of resources to assist schools in Vermont (and the Northeast) in exploring appropriate composting systems for capturing and composting food scraps on-premises at the school.Because of VT’s freezing temperatures and rural geography and the...


Give Back on #GivingTuesday

Highfields Center for Composting joins #GivingTuesday movement to encourage holiday philanthropyHardwick, Vermont—Highfields Center for Composting has joined #GivingTuesday, a fundraiser that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses...


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