5 Asheville City Schools Start Composting

Kids at Hall Fletcher Elementary and four other elementary schools learned quickly that their lunch leftovers could help feed the school garden rather than fill up the county landfill.

Teacher assistant Michele Corral first championed the idea in the Spring of 2011 that composting food waste was good for the environment and the school. Danny Keaton of Danny's Dumpster agreed to pick up the food waste for his commercial composting piles from 5 local Asheville City Schools.

Asheville Greenworks helped teach the students how to compost in a fun way with skateboarder "Compost Charlie."

Watch video here from the Asheville Citizen Times.

5 Participating Magnet Schools:

Claxton Elementary
Hall Fletcher Elementary
Ira B Jones Elementary
Isaac Dickson Elementary
Vance Elementary

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