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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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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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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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

Original Post 2015. 2018 Edit: The Farm rebranded in 2017 with a new name, Blue Ribbon Organics, keeping the same great partnership and service. The Kompost Kids’ partnership with Blue Ribbon Organics (formerly The Farm) 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

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