Get the dirt on how to make dirt

See our composter
96

lbs of compost created every day

0

lbs of compost created in 2015

0

lbs organic material diverted from landfills in 2015

Diverting waste from landfills AND turning soil into black gold.

Our mid-scale composting system turns kitchen scraps and leftover produce into high-quality, nutrient rich, fecund soil. Every weekday, we make compost that weighs as much as a set of bowling balls. That’s a lot of dirt. And by diverting waste from landfills, we reduce our collective impact on the environment. Instead of waste ending up in a mound for years and years, red wrigglers and earthworms use their biological powers to make rich plant food. It only takes the worms a few weeks or months and the resulting compost helps gardens irrigate better. Food waste in, fertilizer out.

Resources

With a generous grant from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund we’ve developed a Guide to Mid-sized Composting operations to share our experience with others interested in mid-scale composting.

Want to build your own Three Bin Composter, like the ones we use at FoodShare? Check out our Three Bin Composter build guide. Tools not included.

Composting - Presentation
Compost Breakdown
Roots to Rooftops - Workshop Facilitation Resources

Let us help you

Contact Orlando Martín López Gómez if you have any question about this program.

Orlando Martín López Gómez
Compost and School Grown Coordinator
orlando@foodshare.net
416-363-6441 x403

Program Lead

Orlando Martín López Gómez // Compost and School Grown Coordinator

Orlando's initiative and leadership has been demonstrated in incredible management of the mid-sized composting facilitates, managing double the compost, increased our vermicompost bins, coordination of the  quadrupled numbers of volunteers onsite since he started.  He has put in place reporting systems, coordinated a compost animation project, working with the Toronto Compost Leaders to build nine compost systems in 2015, and...see full bio