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GoFarm Blog

GoFarm's Composting Program

That's right, we started a composting program! We teamed up with the City of Golden Sustainability Office to offer free compost pick up service for GoFarm Shareholders.


What is Composting?

  • The process of recycling organic material, such as food scraps, into a rich, natural fertilizer. In this case, 'organic' means natural: something that was once alive.

  • A balance of greens and browns make for a healthy soil ecosystem where beneficial microbes and plants can thrive.

  • Greens: things like veggie and fruit scraps (leaves, roots, stalks, seeds) that supply the soil with a healthy dose of nitrogen.

  • Browns: dry, woody materials like paper and dry leaves that contribute a source of carbon.

Why Should We Compost?

  • Food scraps and garden waste make up 28% of our trash.

  • Composting diverts waste from the landfill where it is entombed forever in an anaerobic environment- meaning devoid of oxygen. This setting creates methane gas, which is a harmful greenhouse gas emitted into our atmosphere.

  • With composting, we avoid these harmful methane emissions and reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Compost adds beneficial nutrients to the soil.

  • This rich soil amendment suppresses plant disease and pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides on your local farms and gardens.

How Do I Compost?

  • At home, store your food scraps in an airtight container or in a bag in the freezer.

  • Bring scraps in a compostable bag (paper works too!) and drop it off with us when you pick up your share each week.