Upper Valley Super Compost Project
The Upper Valley Super Compost Project is institutionalizing living compost systems into 24 participating school outdoor classrooms.
The goal is to increase real-world problem-solving opportunities, enhance the health of schoolyards, school and community gardens, and save schools money!
LET'S CLOSE THE NUTRIENT LOOP EVERYWHERE!
On-site compost systems have the potential to shift current organics hauling fees paid by most schools into an investment school staff, students, community engagement and regeneration.
In addition to saving money, compost systems serve as a classroom extension enhancing STEM curriculum and providing a mechanism for a student-run business.
How it Works
Participating schools get:
Covered compost system of their choice permitted, sited, built, and paid for
Two years of expert assistance from technical service providers
A structure that ensures continued oversight and improvement and a peer community
Plus additional resources to help teachers integrate the systems into the classroom.
This replicable model will lay a foundation for regions to collaborate in systemic change-making.
Designed for Success
The Upper Valley Super Compost Project was designed to meet identified challenges and barriers to composting at school
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The Upper Valley Super Compost Project has selected the final schools who will participate in this initial pilot project. Throughout our implementation we are creating a project template that future regions can adapt to carry this concept throughout New England and beyond!
Many funders only want to pay for the physical structures and supplies needed for composting at school. We need support for the technical expertise and human capacity built-in to make this pilot project successful.