Compost


As Heard on Insight: Cleaning Up Food Waste

Bradford's closed-loop system is using food waste to produce compost

Did you miss the first airing of the twelfth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The Tomato Festival is one of the most popular events at the Bradford Research Center. More than 1,000 people flock to the event, which includes tomato and pepper tasting. An inside look at food, health and the environment, Insight airs on…

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Making Black Gold

MU students explore best practices for turning dining hall scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

Brent Elliot, a junior biological engineering student, and Tim Reinbott dump food scraps into a skid … Expand ▸Brent Elliot, a junior biological engineering student, and Tim Reinbott dump food scraps into a skid loader. Mondays are big collection days at the dining halls, often totaling more than 1,500 pounds of weekend food scraps. Last November, Tim Reinbott,…

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Closing the loop

From food waste to compost to fresh vegetables, an innovative recycling program launches at Bradford Research Center

While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and … Expand ▸While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and chemistry, its construction is conventional. Perforated, removable piping delivers oxygen to the composting mass. A system like this can handle MU’s food waste stream and…

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From Field to Table, Connecting Students to their Food

Sustainable agriculture major nationally recognized for leadership

Monica Everett outside Sustainahouse on College Ave. Monica Everett is a connector. Whether she’s articulating the connections between food systems and the environment or bringing Campus Dining Services and the Wellness Resource Center together to partner on getting healthy food on campus, the junior sustainable agriculture major bridges topics and brings people together to collaborate. Her…

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Closed-loop compost system begins operation Friday, Nov. 18

While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and … Expand ▸While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and chemistry, its construction is conventional. Perforated, removable piping delivers oxygen to the composting mass. A system like this can handle MU’s food waste stream and…

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