Earth Farms Partners with Mecklenburg County Schools

by earthfarms on December 4, 2014 in Community Involvement

Teaching kids to compost their leftover lunch can be a little sloppy.

Students at Elizabeth Lane Elementary recently began learning about, and practicing, composting as school officials helped them dump food scraps in one bin and trash in another.

Inevitably, some of it ends up on the floor, especially if there’s sauce involved.

“Some days are a little messier than others,” said Christy Davis, Elizabeth Lane Elementary School cafeteria manager, with a laugh.

The mess is a small price to ...

2013 Mecklenburg County Wipe Out Waste Award

by earthfarms on November 7, 2013 in Community Involvement

On October 22, 2013 Earth Farms Organics was nominated and awarded as Mecklenburg County’s 2013 Service Provider of the Year for their Wipe Out Waste Ambassadors Program. Earth Farms Organics received this sustainability award for its strong efforts to keep the surrounding Schools, Restaurants, Athletic Arenas and Food Processing Plants from sending their food waste to the local landfills. In 2013 Earth Farms Organics is projected to divert over 20,000 tons of food waste from the landfill by creating a ...

Earth Farms in the Gaston Gazette

by wfc on January 9, 2013 in Industry news

Jim Lanier will talk about dirt for longer than he’ll talk about the nearly 40 jobs his company created in the last decade.

An investment of around $1 million in a local composting operation, one that’s among the largest in the state?

He’ll get to that.

But he’ll expound on soil and sustainability before mentioning the way Stanley Environmental Solutions and Earth Farms Organics tithe, donating products and man hours to residents and organizations throughout the region.

‘They restored my faith’

Lanier, president of both ...

Earth Farms & Creative Opportunities

by earthfarms on April 17, 2012 in Community Involvement

This past Saturday Earth Farms donated compost to the Creative Opportunities horticulture therapy project and volunteered to set up raised beds filled with the soils. The project is aimed at supporting an employment program for  adults with developmental disabilities. We  would like to thank Creative Opportunities for all of their hard work in assisting our community. We here at Earth Farms are committed to being good neighbors and are excited to hear and help with projects that better our community. ...

Earth Farms & Polo Ridge Elementary

by earthfarms on April 9, 2012 in Community Involvement

This spring Earth Farms Organics has been trying to get involved with as many area schools as we can. We have given soil donations to numerous schools and organizations in hopes of inspiring young minds to garden the environmentally friendly way. Earth Farms has also been going out into the community to share how composting works and how its helps our environment. Through education and soil donations we hope to ...

Earth Farms and Harper Park

by wfc on January 26, 2012 in Community Involvement

Here at Earth Farms Organics we are always looking for ways to get more involved with our community. We feel it is part of our corporate responsibility to give back to the communities that support our composting efforts. Through the years we have donated compost and soil to several different learning and community gardens. We have also donated compost and soils to several schools to help establish the turf on their ball fields.

Last week we were approached about donating some ...

US Composting Council’s 20th Annual Conference

by earthfarms on January 25, 2012 in Industry news

Here at Earth Farms Organics we never feel like we have mastered anything, we always look at composting as something we can improve upon. So last week we attended the US Composting Council’s 20th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This conference had almost 1,000 attendees and nearly 100 exhibitors.

We went to Austin with the goals in mind of improving our composting process and learning about any new trends in the industry. We took classes on aerated static pile composting as ...