Heroes of the Week: Kompost Kids Volunteers
“Our volunteers are everything,” says Tashjian. “They are a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life. They pick up scraps from businesses for free using their own vehicles or bicycles. We have people that help us build and maintain compost bins, work with the city on waste diversion, teach compost classes and do all that techie stuff that I don’t get. We are the soil generation!”
Every Saturday, Kompost Kids flip, by hand, the compost bins at their demonstration site in Bay View behind Sweet Water Milwaukee (2151 S. Robinson Ave.). Additionally, UW-Extension and Kompost Kids will offer quarterly Master Compost classes, with the first scheduled for Aug. 24 in Bay View. Volunteers are always needed for flipping compost bins and transporting compostables, as well as those who are versed in nonprofits, law and education. The nonprofit is also collecting money to purchase a truck for compost pick-ups. For more information, visit kompostkids.com or contact Tashjian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-395-9931.