Don_chief_composter_2Grey Bears has two installations to recycle leftover food scraps from our daily lunch and Brown Bag Programs. Our six Earth Tubs churn out 30 tons of high-quality compost each year. Pick up a 20+ pound bag for just $10 at our Thrift Store.

We also have a worm composting demonstration area. If you’re interested in setting up your own home recycling with red worms, or would like some of our worms to get started, our Vermiculture expert, Paul McGillicuddy is here every Friday from 10-11am. You can email Paul for an appointment,

Worm castings provide beneficial microorganisms as well as plant growth hormones, humus and nutrients to your garden soil. They have been shown to increase seedling germination, enhance growth and, in some cases, impart disease resistance to plants. Home composting helps to slow climate change while improving your soil.