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Building community via bike-powered composting and inspiring Traverse City to grow neighborhood food with neighborhood compost.
Building community via bike-powered composting and inspiring Traverse City to grow neighborhood food with neighborhood compost.
70 backers pledged $4,150 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Compost On!

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!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A hand-written Thank You note from Carter + A High Five from Carter + A C'sC decal for your bicycle, bike helmet or gasp!....your fossil fueled transport pod. Banana peels rock!

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    Your name added to "Our Donors" web page. + A C'sC decal for your bicycle, bike helmet or gasp!....your fossil fueled transport pod. Banana peels rock! + A hand-written Thank You note from Carter + A High Five from Carter

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    Your name added to "Our Donors" web page + Your very own "Traverse City Dirt" T-Shirt + A hand-written Thank You note from Carter

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    A hand-written Thank You note from Carter + Your name added to "Our Donors" web page + Your very own "Traverse City Dirt" T-Shirt + Your choice of a C'sC counter-top compost pail or a 5-gallon bucket of our amazing locally grown neighborhood compost

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    A signed "Thank You For Sponsoring C'sC" Poster + Your name/business logo included in our quarterly "Update From The Pile" newsletter + Your name/business logo added to our "Our Sponsors" web page + Your business logo sticker on our new bike trailer + Your very own "Traverse City Dirt" T-Shirt

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    A signed "Thank You For Sponsoring C'sC" Poster + Your name/business logo included in our quarterly "Update From The Pile" newsletter + Your name/business logo added to our "Our Sponsors" web page + Your business logo sticker on our new bike trailer + Your very own "Traverse City Dirt" T-Shirt + Your business logo sticker on 3 of our compost buckets

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Funding period

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