Composting at K is a community-based, student-directed and staff-supported program.

We convert the food waste produced in the Cafeteria, as well as campus residential Living Learning Houses, The Book Club, off campus houses, and several campus offices into rich organic material in The Grove (wooded area behind Trowbridge and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership).

We believe that it is in collaboration with our food waste and the nonhuman helpers that convert them into the nutrient-dense building blocks of our on-campus gardens that we begin to understand who we are becoming, and how we can strengthen our community.

Compost piles covered with tarps during cold weather
Student working with a compost pile

How to Participate


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