According to the USDA, food waste is the single largest component going into municipal landfills. This food waste instead could be turned into usable, nutrient dense plant food. Not only does composting reduce landfill volume but it provides carbon sequestration, reducing effects of global warming.
We encourage all our members to save their foods scraps so that we can turn them into compost to feed our plants. Members are given 5-gallon buckets to use to collect their food scraps. Once full, they can drop them off when they pick up their share and receive clean buckets the following week to start again. We turn the food scraps into compost that go back into growing more delicious vegetables.