Come ‘N Get It

Our site at Auer and Gordon in Riverwest, lovingly renovated in Spring 2016, now cycles toward the public entrance to the nature preserve and offers a self-serve model of compost screening. Compost is there for the taking, and the public is welcome to visit our site to learn about how to produce first-rate local compost with rudimentary tools and materials. Our system is very

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Compost Curb Appeal

As with its backyard counterpart, community composting follows the time-honored commandment Thou Shalt Be a Good Neighbor. Although some of us struggle to remember that a heap of rotting kitchen garbage and leaves isn’t inherently beautiful to most people, we do try to take seriously the aesthetic and olfactory concerns of our neighbors. And while our primary beneficiaries are generally microorganisms, earthworms, and soil structural

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Seeking 2017 Bay View Bash Sustainability Intern

Board member, Maddy, and her daughter sorting Bay View Bash materials in 2016. We’re looking for an organized, sustainability-minded, intern to help coordinate our efforts to make the 2017 Bay View Bash a zero-waste event. Check out the Full Internship Description and our Mission and Vision for more details! The intern must be present the entire day of the Bash: September 16th, 2017. The Bay

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Save the Dates, Upcoming Events

As we shake of the sluggishness of winter, the Kompost Kids are gearing up for an active spring. Come join us for compost turnings, tabling events, and community outreach. Our sites are thawed out and warming up, and as usual, there’s a lot of maintenance and tidying to do. Four exciting events in April. April 16 – Compost Turning and Education in River West

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The Kitchen Scavenger: From Scraps to Broth

I have a tendency to clean out my mom’s fridge and freezer when she goes on vacation. By “clean” I mean that I use random scraps (parmesan rinds, bread crust) and ends of veggies (and sometimes fruit – like an apple!) that are nearing expiration and add this to the frozen bags of veggie ends, chicken bones, and whatever else I might be storing

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Welcome New Board Members

The Kompost Kids organization is lucky and grateful to be welcoming two excellent and accomplished board members to our leadership team. Both will leverage their academic backgrounds, professional expertise, and personal commitment to our tireless cause of organics diversion, local disposal, and community education in Milwaukee and beyond. Renee Scampini is a Milwaukee native and current UW-Milwaukee Urban Studies Ph.D. student with a background

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Make it a Kompost Kids Holiday

Beat the Black Friday blues by skipping it altogether and outfit your family and friends in Kompost Kids tee shirts this holiday season. Our supporters know that our operating budget comes from the small courier fees we charge from our sponsor businesses and grant money. We are a frugal enterprise, to be sure, but we are always looking for ways to boost our reach,

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Field Trip the Farm

The Kompost Kids’ partnership with the Farm’s Composting in Caledonia goes back nearly to our founding. For years, they have helped us finish our rough compost into a fine-screened soil product suitable for large-scale donations to new community gardens and schools. They accept our annual organics diversion from the Bay View Bash. They’ve been a vigorous supporter of our programs and mission in Milwaukee.

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Bay View Bash Diverts Literally a Ton

Let us take this belated opportunity to extend a ton-size thank you to all our awesome volunteers who made this year’s Bay View Bash a smashing success. We diverted over 2,020 pounds of organics from the all-day street festival, more than doubling last year’s yield. We couldn’t have done it without the intrepid people power – both stalwart regulars and promising new recruits from Rufus

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The Bay View Bash is Upon Us

Sign up now to volunteer for this year’s Bay View Bash, in which Kompost Kids play the illustrious role of managing the waste stream, maximizing sustainability, and offering characteristic good humor as we pick through gooey festival trash in search of the black gold potentialities that lie within – too often untapped – every good street fair. It’s a massive feat of organization and planning, and

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