Who is Carter?

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My name is Carter Schmidt and I’m the CEO and Chief Bucket Slinger at Carter’s Compost. I am 10 years old and live in Traverse City, Michigan. I go to Central Grade and am in the 5th grade.

I like to ride my bike, go to the beach, wrestle with my brother, eat pie, play video games, read at the library, run cross-country, and ski at Hickory Hills in the winter.

I started Carter’s Compost with some help from my dad in April of 2012 as a way to help green my neighborhood by making composting super easy for my neighbors.

I also like to help my mum, dad and brother, Jameson, in our Urban Farm growing vegetables and fruits. We grow lots of things like apple trees, asparagus, peas, tomatoes, peaches, sunflowers and blueberries. We use neighborhood compost to grow neighborhood food. This is called “completing the cycle“. We give back our 100% awesome compost to our members so that they can use it in their garden to grow yummy veggies.

I think composting is a great thing to do to help the Earth because food scraps really don’t belong in the trash. Composting is nature’s way of recycling and probably the most environmentally friendly form of recycling there is.

TC has 8 other Compost Boys (and Girls!) too:

Noah and Elise

Paper Boys may have disappeared years ago but being a Compost Boy (or Girl!) is a great job for kids today. If you know of an awesome kid who is interested, we can help them get started with our Neighborhood Expansion Program.

Compost On!



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