We are eager to get the word out throughout the northeast about how building soil and managing storm water in the backyard and at the town and state level can help society adapt and transform in the age of climate change. Doing this while also hiring farmers to provide ecosystem services that benefit all of the Commons will increase our regional ecological and economic resilience.
Grow More, Waste Less | Food Systems Consulting, LLC will travel to visit your community to spark the inspiration for actionable and lasting change.
Cat Buxton is a busy cross-pollinator from the White River watershed in VT. Her business, Grow More, Waste Less, is empowering and connecting communities to affect positive change from the ground up. A self-described microbe geek, Cat loves to talk about bugs, soil, gardening, and composting, pretty much wherever she goes. She manages the edible schoolyard at Thetford Elementary School, weaving it into K-6 project based learning, and is a technical guide for school compost systems.
She leads Land Listener workshops with the Soil Carbon Coalition, and organizes the Upper Valley Apple Corps. She is co-founder of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, a member of the Agroecology Team at The Center for Grassroots Organizing in Marshfield, Vermont (grassroots center.net), and serves on several Boards and committees. She consults, teaches, and presents about soil and ecosystem health to individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes.
Clients (current and past)
National Healthy Soils Policy Network, Vermont Farm to Plate Network (VT Sustainable Jobs Fund), GUV and SWWC Solid Waste Management Districts, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, Soil Carbon Coalition, Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative, Wellborn Ecology Fund, Northeast Resource Recovery Association, Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), NOFA NH, Billings Rockefeller National Park, Dartmouth College, Living Earth Action Network, Upper Valley Farm to School, Rutland and Bennington Master Gardeners Clubs, Hanover Gardening Club, Eastman Foundation, Upper Valley Adaptation Group, Resilient Hartford, Building a Local Economy (BALE), Vermont Grass Farmers Association, several K-12 schools throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut, and a slew of private clients.
Rural Vermont, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, Soil Carbon Coalition, and Upper Valley Food Coop. Steering Committee for Grassroots Center Agroecology team; National Healthy Soils Policy Network.