Carter’s Compost is Traverse City’s bike-powered, youth-driven, neighborhood kitchen scrap picker-uppers.
We believe a community that composts together, grows together.
We also believe in the power of the bicycle. We have proven that bike-powered community composting can work in Traverse City. Since 2012, we have helped 100+ neighbors/businesses compost. In that time, we've diverted more than 20,000 pounds of organic waste from our landfills. By using pedal power, we are greening our neighborhood, reducing waste, saving landfill space, and growing amazing garden soil.
This Kickstarter Project will allow us to invest in two more bike cargo trailers to expand our Community Sustained Compost program. These trailers will be loaned to other kids in TC in an effort to get more buckets to more neighbors.
Our backers will also be funding the most awesome community compost T-shirt in Traverse City history. It has been designed locally by the creative geniuses at Tee See Tee and looks awesome. The T-shirt will be part of our "Traverse City Dirt" campaign which is focused on raising awareness about the awesomeness of growing TC food with TC compost made from TC kitchen scraps.
Traverse City is an awesome town. We love our water, our local food and our local farmers. We are a foodie town but hopefully, real soon, we’ll be a compost town too. There’s a lot of value in those banana peels and apple cores and, as you know, you can’t grow awesome veggies without awesome soil.
So let’s be Compost Champions together and make it happen, OK?
Like my friend Gary said, “With the power of compost, anything is possible”.
Thank you for your support.
Carter and the C'sC Team
Risks and challenges
The availability of our 100% awesome locally grown compost can vary. Our $100 backers might have to wait 4-8 weeks if they choose the bucket o' compost as their reward. You can't rush the magic!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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