Compost Crew

Get your hands dirty with this opportunity to help out Farmshed while learning about composting!

Farmshed’s Compost Crew

More information about 2017 Compost Crew coming soon!

The Compost Crew is a collection of trained volunteers who make and maintain compost piles/windrows at the Farmshed Compost Site throughout the year.  

Previously, it have been managed by a long time volunteer, Guy Pledger, and then a Compost Intern was added to the mix to vamp up compost production and take some of the pressure off of Guy. The Compost Crew not only collects food waste from Farmshed but also others in the community reducing the amount of waste going into landfills! Some partners that are apart of this aspect include Father Fats, El Jefes, Stevens Point Co-op, and the Coffee Studio.

In 2016, volunteers visited 1-2 times a week with 2-3 hours at each visit. However, with a large volunteer group, crew members only had to visit 2-3 times throughout the season.  We will soon be posting more information about how to get involved in the 2017 Compost Crew.

If you are interested in joining the compost crew or just want more information about it, feel free to email volunteer@farmshed.com

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
5/2/17 Growing Collective Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/9/17 Community Potluck
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/16/17 Local Food Fair Committee Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI