Get the dirt on how to make dirt


lbs of compost created every day in 2016


lbs of compost created in 2016


lbs organic material diverted from landfills in 2016

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.


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

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

Orlando Martín López Gómez
Urban Agriculture Manager
647.785.3561 x403

Program Lead

Orlando Martín López Gómez // Urban Agriculture Manager

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