Community Supported Composting

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $3,840.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: potatoes
  • Vegetables: carrots, greens (leafy)
  • Additional Plants: flowers


  • Sustainable Communities: community development

    Proposal summary:

    We hope to develop a working model for community supported composting, to be used by small farms and their communities. We seed the problem as twofold. First, how can small farm vegetable growers build and manage a quality supply of compost for the increase of field fertility and second, how to find a low cost method which will help recover nutrients lost when vegetable crops are harvested from the field.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.