Get the dirt on how to make dirt

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lbs of compost created every day in 2017

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lbs of compost created in 2017

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lbs organic material diverted from landfills in 2017

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 Alanzo Byfield if you have any question about this program.

Alanzo Byfield
Community Compost Educator
alanzo@foodshare.net

Program Lead

Alanzo Byfield // Community Compost Educator