I love this program. I have always wanted to compost, but knew myself well enough that I didn't want to deal with a compost pile in my yard. I'm not on top of things enough for that! And I'm not much of a gardener, either. This way, I feel good about doing something to make things better. I personally have noticed we're putting out fewer trash bags--probably about a tall kitchen bag less every week or so, and that makes me very happy. I'm seeing the results right here. I also use our compost as a barometer for how much fruits and veggies we're eating. Thanks!
Christine D., University Park, MD
"Compost Cab has been an indispensable partner in creating and implementing our food waste composting pilot. The 50 participant households love it, and we've captured more than 8 tons of food scraps in the past year. In fact, it's been so successful that we're planning to triple the size of our program for 2013!"
Chuck Wilson, Program Director, Small Town Energy Program for University Park (STEP-UP)
"I've been composting with Compost Cab since they started in 2010, and I've never looked back! As an avid cook, I produce more than my fair share of food scraps, and I love that they're being put to good use. They just make it so easy -- it's a terrific service! Worth every penny. And a small price to help make change."
Kate Hill, Washington, DC, charter subscriber
The programs that didn't make it into the fiscal cliff farm bill extension deal are the ones that support the sort of small, multi-crop growers that are the cornerstone of the local food movement. So that's the bad news.
The good news? It's only a nine-month extension. The full five-year $500 billion reauthorization that passed the Senate by a wide, bi-partisan margin back in June died in the Republican-controlled House. So the farm bill will be in play again in 2013. Happy new year! Let's get our heads in the game and make sure local ag, and urban ag in particular, get a bigger piece of the pie.... read more