Table to Farm

Food decomposing in a landfill releases methane, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide. By composting locally, we reduce transportation associated with hauling waste to faraway processing facilities, which lowers smog-forming air pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions. Simultaneously, the application of compost builds healthy soils, increases water retention, and enhances soil carbon sequestration.

Table to Farm program partners with Environmental Charter Schools’ (ECS) three campuses, Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood, Environmental Charter High School Gardena, and Environmental Charter High School Lawndale, to implement community composting.  These three compost facilities serve the school, community, and local restaurants interested in recycling organic food scraps.  As of 2020, TBF’s Table to Farm program and ECS established a community garden just outside of Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood’s campus. This garden utilizes compost to grow nourishing produce for the surrounding community.

If your food service establishment is interested in participating in this composting program and is based in Inglewood, Gardena, or Lawndale please contact us.