Highfields Center for Composting profiles the compost program at the Washington West Supervisory Union in Vermont. Whether schools compost themselves or simply divert their food scraps, this simple addition to the lunchroom allows students to close the loop on their food system and learn the basics of decomposition. Composting is a great form of participatory education, allowing for student engagement and empowerment.
Highfields Center for Composting has partnered with your community to introduce Close the Loop! Vermont, a community composting program that saves valuable resources by composting food scraps and turning them into nutritious soil for farmers, gardeners, and the community.
Residents in your region can now collect food scraps from their household and bring them to an established drop-off location in your community. Find the drop-off location near you at highfieldscomposting.org
Highfields Center for Composting presents an animated teaching guide for starting a compost program in your school. In this brief video, students will learn about compost, the importance of closing the loop on their food system and how to separate food scraps effectively.