It’s time, Traverse City. Time to make the compost. The leaves are continuing to fall as we type and are begging (yes, begging!) to be sent home in your backyard pile. Follow these simple steps to put those Traverse City leaves to work and grow lots of Traverse City Dirt. 1. First. Go ride your… Continue reading Time To Make The Compost, Traverse City.
Here at C’sC World HQ, we believe that if there’s one thing that should definitely NOT go into the landfill, it’s coffee grounds. They’re just too valuable. A fantastic source of Nitrogen. Plus they smell super good! Save The Coffee Grounds is a Traverse City Dirt community project where we are partnering with neighborhood coffee… Continue reading Save The Coffee Grounds: A Traverse City Dirt Project
We love our worms. They are the VIPs of Carter’s Compost. They eat kitchen scraps day in – day out and never complain. We have a lot of worms. We started with 1000 red wigglers in 2006 and now have at least a trillion or so 😉 We keep them in 17 (and counting!) storage… Continue reading Worms To Classrooms
The Grand Traverse Mycological Society is hosting the Radical Mycology Collective’s Tour for a 2-day Mushroom Cultivation and Application Course in Traverse City, September 27-28. The course will finish with a hands-on, collaborative mushroom installation here at Carter’s Compost World HQ. The plan is to innoculate new mushroom beds around 2-3 of our Apple Trees… Continue reading Putting the FUN in Fungi : Grand Traverse Mycological Society and The Radical Mycology Tour
We’ve been fortunate to partner with the crew from Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) on several occasions. Last year’s Neighborhood Compost Fiesta, July’s Community Compost Screening Work-bee at Oryana and a recent bike-powered bucket slinging session. They are a great group of young people. Eager to learn. Hard working. True compost champions. Together we rode… Continue reading C’sC + MYOI : Youth-Driven Community Composting
In partnership with NORTE! and awesome local farmers like Birch Point Farm and Meadowlark, we are now providing bike-powered home delivery of your CSA Box. For just $5/delivery, we’ll pedal your box from the drop-site to your house using our cargo bike trailers. Perfect for those Traverse City CSA members who can’t fit a drop-site… Continue reading CSA By Bike
Starting this Saturday, June 7th, we’ll be offering kitchen scrap drop-off for the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market goers. We’ll be bringing our bike-powered Mobile Compost Pile to transport your scraps from the market to C’sC World HQ or one of our Neighborhood Sharing Stations. This is a pilot project for the month of June to… Continue reading Compost Drop-Off @ Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market
How’s your May going? Our’s has been killer. It’s only half way done and May is already been the most awesome month of the year. So far. So good. A recap: – Crushed our Bike-powered Community Kickstarter Project. We raised almost $4200 via 70 backers from all over the planet. We’re super excited about our… Continue reading May. So far. So good.
International Compost Awareness Week (also known simply as The Awesome Week) is upon us. It runs May 5 – 12. It’s a big, big week for us. Worms. Buckets. Dirt. Chickens. Bikes. Neighborhood Fiestas. Rotting Organic Waste. Sounds like fun, eh? They don’t call it The Awesome Week for nothing. Here’s the Scoop: 1. Take… Continue reading Happy Compost Awareness Week !
Commit to being a Compost Champion! The Carter’s Compost Promise is a grass-roots initiative designed to create awareness about the awesomeness of small-scale/backyard/neighborhood composting and to increase TC’s composting rate. Composting is easy. Really. It’s also, in our opinion, the most environmentally friendly form of recycling there is. We hope that by taking the Promise… Continue reading The Carter’s Compost Promise