GROWING FLOWERS & FOOD FROM MISSOULA’S COFFEE!
A significant portion of landfill waste consists of food scraps. This is essentially putting our future topsoil in the landfill.
Since 1995, the Coffee 2 Compost program has worked with a number of Missoula businesses, diverting tons of coffee grounds, coffee filters, and eggshells from Missoula’s solid waste stream. In 2010, the program was transferred from the Missoula Urban Demonstration project (M.U.D.) to 1KNG. Our volunteers bike to pick up coffee grounds from sponsoring local cafes, bakeries, and other businesses, and transport them to the community gardens. Coffee grounds are an excellent nitrogen source, and help produce rich compost. This “waste” is then used to grow fruits and vegetables at the Northside, River Road community gardens, and in the backyards of gardeners throughout Missoula.
Revenue from the program supports 1KNG's Dig Days, special events, and community outreach projects.
Does biking around Missoula while facilitating a sustainable solution to food waste in Missoula sound like a great time to you? Be a coffee to compost volunteer!
To sign up for a route shift and learn more about the program, please contact Morgen Hartford at email@example.com.
NOTE: Due to 1KNG's dedicated, but limited staff, we do not accept compost from the public at this time. Our composting system is managed as a backyard system, which only has capacity to deal with our own volume of organic matter.
COFFEE COMPOSTING INFORMATION
Click the link above for information about coffee ground composting.