Composting on the Coast Project

$2,245 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 38 months
Sophie Abrams
on behalf of Rebecca Haag
 EDGARTOWN, MA
$218 billion a year is spent in the United States growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. Without a sustainable solution on Martha's Vineyard, the team at Composting on the Coast is actively researching ways to reduce, recover and recycle food waste. In June 2016 our team launched a 4-month summer pilot project to learn about how much commercial food waste was being produced and if it could be successfully composted on local farms. The launch started with 6 restaurants: Atria, Isola, Port Hunter, the Square Rigger, The Lookout Tavern and Park Corner Bistro. The unconsumed food is composted at Morning Glory Farm, where it will be used to grow delicious crops next year so we an all enjoy more local food.

As restaurants join the project they are finding how easy it is to separate organic waste to allow for nutritious compost production and as a result more delicious healthy vegetables being grown on farms. We're all working together to close the loop for Martha's Vineyard's food system, one banana peel at a time.

Thank you so much for your support. 

Sophie Abrams, Wendi Goldfarb & Sakiko Isomichi
Island-Wide Organics Feasibility Study
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Hi all,

Our October numbers are in and with your help we've collected 14.24 tons (almost 28,500 pounds!) of beautiful food scraps that are being turned into compost at Morning Glory Farm. We couldn't have done this without your support! Thanks and Happy November
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Sending a huge THANKS to everyone who contributed to the first week of our campaign. With your help we raised almost $1,400 and are well on our way to reaching our goals. Please share this campaign with anyone who you think might be interested using this link:

https://www.gofundme.com/coastalcompostmv

Let's make week 2 even better. And stay tuned next week to learn how much food was rescued from being sent to the landfill in July!
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$2,245 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 38 months
Created June 29, 2016
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CM
$250
Craig and Julie McNamara
35 months ago
RT
$200
Richard Toole
36 months ago

This is a great project to start addressing our wasteful lifestyles, led by a passionate team! Thank you!

$250
Anonymous
36 months ago
BS
$50
Bob Spencer
37 months ago

Great start to the project after years of talking about composting on the island!

AA
$50
Anonymous Anonymous
37 months ago

Waste not, want not! A great project to help the island figure out how to address its food waste issues.

DH
$50
Don Hatch
37 months ago
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Anonymous
37 months ago
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37 months ago
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MR
$25
Matt Reiter
37 months ago
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I'm glad I can contribute to such a great project!

GM
$50
Georgia Maroni
37 months ago
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