WHY WE COMPOST: Up to 40% of America's trash is comprised of food waste. When these scraps make it to the landfill they produce methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than CO2! We work with local residents, restaurants and other businesses to divert food waste from the landfill and re-purpose it into "black gold". One spoonful of healthy compost has billions of bacterial, several yards of fungal filaments, thousands of protozoa and lots of beneficial nematodes, which help plants fight pests and disease while increasing production. Compost also holds onto nutrients in the soil, slowly releasing them when your plants need it most, and it can hold up to 20 times its weight in water!