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.
"Closing the Loop Vermont style - Highfields Center for Composting in Hardwick just doesn't make compost, they build "Close the Loop" composting programs across Vermont, keeping food waste out of landfills and recycling it back to the soil."
Highfields Center for Composting is being recognized for leading statewide efforts in providing composting technical assistance to farmers, businesses and municipal entities, as well as developing acceptable management practices and training/certification programs for composters.
Highfields Center for Composting is joining the U.S. Composting Council and other organizations across the country to promote the benefits of composting through the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 5-11, 2014. We will offer webinars, workshops, site tours and more throughout the week.
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."
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.
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.