Discover Dirt Wain: A community-scale composting service gaining momentum in Fort Wayne

Discover Dirt Wain: A community-scale composting service gaining momentum in Fort Wayne

in January 16, 2020

Local freelance writer, Tim Zink, wrote an article for Input Fort Wayne about our efforts to build community-scale compost solutions for various individuals, groups, and businesses in the area. The online magazine covers a lot of great things that are happening in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. Momentum is building in many areas, not just in the interest in composting.

We are grateful for the support; thanks, Tim and Input!

Composting has been part of Brett Bloom’s life ever since he got his start as a young boy at his grandparents’ garden.

“Often, my grandparents would have me bury my table scraps in their kitchen garden in the summer,” Bloom says. “I really loved doing that, and there was no word for it. We were just sort of returning the nutrients to the land.”

Little did he know at the time, but he was composting—recycling organic materials into the soil rather than sending them to the landfill where they contribute to the greenhouse gas, methane.

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How three Fort Wayne entrepreneurs are fighting food waste

How three Fort Wayne entrepreneurs are fighting food waste

in December 5, 2019

We are happy to see this article about local businesses and how they approach dealing with the food scraps they generate. It mentions Dirt Wain and the work we are doing with the Health Food Shoppe to reduce their impact. We gather about 800 pounds of food scraps a month there. In one year, this collaboration will divert nearly 5 tons of food scraps from the landfill to our compost piles.

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