Classroom Compost

See that luscious, vibrant, turgid crop of red chard pictured at left? Do you know why it is so luscious? It's because it's powered by The Soup Peddler. That's right, everything in The Green Classroom garden across from Becker Elementary School in South Austin is powered by compost supercharged by Soup Peddler vegetable trimmings! I used to live just down the street from this wonderful little place and would spend Thursday evenings watering the garden. Now, thanks to Pam Moreno and company, we have our first successful composting program. Every week, their team comes by to pick up big buckets of our trimmings and folds them into their well-organized compost pile. To see a few more pictures of this program, just go here.