Mar 24 2023
Changing the world one compost machine at a time
(Mar 24, 2023) Spring is here, and even though it’ll be a while before all the snow is gone, it’ll be composting season before you know it. I had great plans to feed my backyard composter through the winter, but gave them up as soon as it was covered by a backyard snowbank. Recently, I had the chance to sit with three people who are setting out to change the composting landscape of the Adirondacks... and maybe someday, the entire state of New York. John Culpepper, his daughter Katie Culpepper (plus Katie's young baby), and Jennifer Perry invited me to join them on John's backyard deck as he recovered from knee surgery. They are not your average composters. They are the founders of the Jay-based organization, Compost for Good, and I wanted to hear the story of how the organization got started and their efforts to create community and compost at the same time.