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Graduation Season

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Only 2 more days of school here in Traverse City. Very exciting. I’m graduating from 3rd grade and Eastern Elementary (I’m going to a new school next year….Central Grade!). My brother, Jamo, is graduating from kindergarten (atta boy , dude!). And lots of my neighbors are graduating from my kitchen scrap picker-upper service to having their own compost pile. So far we’ve had 6 neighbors start composting in their own backyard and we are very proud of them.

We’ve got some nice letters too. Like this one from Melanie, a librarian in the Kid Section at my favorite library:

Hey Carter,

Thanks to you, I am finally starting my own backyard compost! I’ve thought about doing it for a long time – but never seemed to make the time to get started. Because of Carter’s Compost, I took a step in the right direction and am finally there! I’ll drop off my bucket this week as I know you have plenty of customers waiting to use them. Thank you for what you are doing for our community and environment!

Sincerely,
Melanie

And this one from Mrs. Bullard:

Dear Carter,
Thank YOU. Your composting service has been wonderful, and has been so easy to get started! I’ll continue to compost with my next door neighbors who have a pile going. Plus our neighborhood is really great and people connect, so we’ll spread the work and see if we can get more people involved as we gather this summer.

Thanks again to all of my neighbors for their support over the past year and for helping us to green TC. Our Community Sustained Compost Project is helping to grow more neighborhood compost to then in turn grow more neighborhood food. Someday there will be a compost pile in every backyard to go along with the garden in every backyard.

Compost On!

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