Updates and What's to Come

After undergoing an attempt to restructure the organization and develop new partnerships to overcome financial challenges, the Board of Directors of the Highfields Center for Composting made the difficult decision to dissolve the organization in December 2014.

Can you sell cars using the ethos of compost?

Kim Mercer

In a unique parody of that polarizing Cadillac ad, the main character suggests that a better reason for working hard is to make the world better. It's a car ad, but it's also a plug for the value of composting. "Me? I collect food scraps from restaurants, manure from zoos. Manure," says the Ford narrator. "Do you know why? To keep this stuff out of landfills and use it to make good, rich dirt. That's why."

Leadership change at Highfields

Nicholas Comerci

Recently, Jim Davis stepped down as executive director, and in light of the leadership change, the Highfields’ board wants to assure you of their focused effort to strengthen our core programs. Our dedicated staff will continue to provide the high-quality services for which we have long been known, and to work closely and diligently with our partners in community composting and food waste recycling.

As the great thaw approaches…

Maia Hansen

Maia Hansen
Maia Hansen, Close the Loop! Regional Coordinator (photo: Vchem Pierce)

We have seen a lot of interest in our Extreme Home Composting workshops and webinars over the last few months and attendees seem eager to implement new composting strategies as the great thaw begins.

Elementary School Training: Karen's View

Karen Wiseman

Students at Johnson Elementary School watch a training video about composting
Students at Johnson Elementary School watch a training video about composting

The kids excitedly jumped into an activity putting elements of their current food system in order, then taking out the trash/landfill and substituting it with collecting food scraps and composting. They quickly realized this new approach is a circle, and that circles don’t have a beginning or end.