Make Dirt, Not Trash: Volunteers Make It Possible

An article series by Kompost Kids and Milwaukee Area Science Advocates Welcome back the #MakeDirtNotTrash series which describes the efforts of Kompost Kids, Milwaukee Area Science advocates (MASA), and the Bay View Bash moving towards an all-volunteer, near-zero–waste street festival. Check out the previous articles: The Bay View Bash Keeps Trash Out of the Landfill and Our Roots. Volunteers make it possible for us

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Make Dirt, Not Trash: Our Roots

An article series by Kompost Kids and Milwaukee Area Science Advocates Thanks for following along the #MakeDirtNotTrash series which describes the efforts of Kompost Kids, Milwaukee Area Science advocates (MASA), and the Bay View Bash moving towards an all-volunteer near-zero waste street festival. Check out the first article in the series here. The commitment to making the Bash near-zero waste has been challenging. Below we

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Make Dirt Not Trash: The Bay View Bash Keeps Trash Out of the Landfill

An article series by Kompost Kids and Milwaukee Area Science Advocates. It’s time again to talk trash in Bay View. The city is hosting its annual Bay View Bash on September 15, between Potter and Clement on Kinnickinnic Avenue, and this year is revving up to be the biggest yet. The entirely volunteer-led festival is focused on becoming a sustainable, zero-waste event with all

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Bay View Bash 2018 Quick Info!

Lots of fun information about the Bash coming up in less than a month! Check out this page for sponsorship and individual and team volunteer opportunities, as well as follow our article series with MASA called #MakeDirtNotTrash. Volunteers of the Bay View Bash know that “It’s only waste if it’s wasted,” and food scraps and recyclables are an important part of our sustainable future. Unphased

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Free Compost!

Our site at Auer and Gordon in Riverwest, lovingly renovated a few years ago, 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

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This weekend – #ThisWillBeDirt

HUGE NEWS!! Our Good Friends at Company Brewing are supporting us in a big way. Bring or show this flyer anytime in May and let them know you’re with us. They’ll donate 10% of those sales to us 🙂 #ThisWillBeDirt Opening Night Reception Friday, May 4 from 7-11PM Artists collaborate to benefit Kompost Kids in a show at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts. Renée luna

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Turning Scraps into Plants

Kompost Kids Inc is an all-volunteer organization. Some of our most favorite volunteers are the plants that spontaneously grow or regrow in our compost piles. We frequently see potatoes and especially onions sprout new roots and new leaves in our contribution bins. Squash flourish in the finished compost piles. Plants thrive around us, and so we thought it would be fun to try to grow

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Volunteer Composting — A TON of Fun

As Milwaukeeans, we love our street fests. As compost and sustainability experts, it’s a little tough to see all those corncobs and plastic beer cups in a garbage can headed to a landfill. On September 16th, we’re partnering for the 5th year with the amazing Bay View Bash team and Blue Ribbon Organics to change the way neighborhood festivals can think through their “waste”

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Great Prizes, Awesome Community Support at HamBINGO!

“Hosted by the fabulous Dear Ruthie and Karen Valentine, this is NOT your typical “church basement bingo.”” – Hamburger Mary’s We’re the featured charity for this fantastic upcoming HamBINGO event, Wednesday, August 2 – BINGO starts at 8PM. There are fun drink specials supporting Kompost Kids as well. Kompost Kids will have 10 fabulous new prizes to win. BINGO cards are free (1 card

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Thanks Girl Scouts!

We recently received a great email from a girl scout troop in California thanking us for the community composting resources, and suggesting one of their own! In their research, the troop found this guide to composting in small spaces. Subsequently, we added it to our Additional Resources page! As the troop leader, Cindy said, they try to “follow the Girl Scout slogan of “Do a good turn daily.”

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