The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

Compostville 3.0

Have you seen Compostville lately? It’s another area of the Garden at 485 Elm, transformed.

Did you know that food makes up about 21% of “trash” in the United States. Vermont’s Act 148: Universal Recycling & Composting Law mandates that by 2020, food scraps from businesses and homes will be banned from the state’s landfills.

What should we do with all that uneaten food? In addition to more sensible buying and eating choices, and redirecting food that would otherwise go uneaten to those in need, we compost!

We’re doing our part to reduce food waste with our biggest cooperative community garden project since digging the garden itself. Compostville 3.0 is a grant-funded, multi-organizational collaboration that will increase the garden’s capacity to accept and compost gardeners’ food scraps. This project aims to compost more food-scraps volume during more months of the year.

What began as plans on paper becomes reality in these capable hands.

Teamwork and collaboration make a project of this scale possible.