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Slop On!

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A feeling of benevolence grew in me as I talked with families about composting and how to use their newly acquired tools. I saw classroom teachers, shop owners, retired couples, young couples, and many young families with children. People came from every part of the county and all with a vested interest to learn how to recycle food waste and convert it into soil. It was heartwarming to witness the launching of this year’s Backyard Compost Challenge and see the community forming. Slop On!” – Boxerwood educator Caroline Coons


The rain, wind, and cold didn’t deter scores of animated families who stopped by last weekend to pick-up their Earth Machine composters for the 2024 Backyard Compost Challenge. Our 10-week citizen science project includes 80 “newbie” families as well as 25 returning households who will use their own gear. That’s 356 earth stewards! “I’m so excited to be part of a project that is bigger than myself,” exclaimed one.  What was the top impulse for signing up? According to participant surveys, the #1 motivator was “doing something that helped the Earth.” 


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