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Making & Managing Your Worm Bin

A short how-to guide for the home or classroom vermicompost system.Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting or vermiculture, is an inexpensive way to acquire an incredibly rich and fertile soil amendment for your garden and house plants. Worms will feed on the bacteria and fungi that are...

Zero Waste Event Guide

This guide will help the event planner design and implement a waste management program that encourages participants to make the correct decisions regarding recycling, composting, and trash disposal.

Tote Rejection Policy

Highfields has a written policy that outlines the criteria used for rejecting a tote with tainted food scraps.

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 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...

Compost Recipe Calculator

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. Also, our “Compost Recipe Development” video shows you how to create your own...

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.

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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...

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