Breaking it Down: School Composting Made Easy with FoodCorps


Screen shot 2013-11-18 at 6.00.39 PMPreventing food waste and composting at schools is an important means of saving money, protecting the environment, and teaching kids good habits from an early age.  In the Growing School Gardens community’s November webinar, Cecily Upton, VP of Programs, gave an overview of FoodCorps, a national service program which she co-founded. She, together with Robyn Wardell, Service Program Coordinator for FoodCorps, explored the organization’s mission to give all children an enduring relationship to healthy food through school gardens, nutrition education, and local food procurement for school cafeterias. Robyn drew on her experiences as a FoodCorps service member and fellow, to offer simple steps that you can take to prevent food waste in school cafeterias. They also covered what special considerations are necessary for starting a school composting operation.

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