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Composting Food Waste

First Quarter 2013: Kitchen Waste -9%; Cafeteria Waste +53%; = 9.48 lbs./student

New Earth Farm picks up school food waste and uses the Bokashi fermentation method to create compost for local food crops.

                                  2011-12                                         2012-13

July

August                                                                             389 lbs.

September                                                                       1,900 lbs. [2.57 lbs./student]

October                                                                            2,525 lbs. [3.41 lbs./student]

November                                                                        2,932 lbs. [3.96 lbs./student)

December                                                                        1,420 lbs. [1.9 lbs./student]

January                  1,018 lbs. [1.37 lbs./student]             1,790 lbs. [2.41 lbs./student] +76%

February                 2,270 lbs. [3.07 lbs./student]             2,828 lbs. [3.82 lbs./student] +24%

March                     2,086 lbs. [2.82 lbs./student]             2,400 lbs. [3.24 lbs./student] +15%

April                        2,313 lbs. [3.13 lbs./student]

May                        2,766 lbs. [3.74 lbs./student]

June                       1,036 lbs.