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Compost Cat News and Updates
12/4/14 - The Compost Cats will be giving a presentation at the United States Compost Council's Annual Conference and Tradeshow! If you're in the Austin, Texas area from January 20th to the 23rd, swing by and check out our presentation!
11/10/14 - The Compost Cats were recently featured in Edible Baja Arizona! Be sure to read over the story here, as well as the many other wonderful features this monthly publication put out!
11/1/14 - The Cats are now selling their bagged compost at local farmer's markets! Be sure to check our Facebook page for the weekly location, and be sure to grab a nutritious bag of food scrap compost, or our ever lovely Zoodoo compost while the growing is good!
The Compost Cats work to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase local food security by diverting food scraps, landscape clippings, and paper from landfills and turning it into a high quality soil amendment for local agriculture and landscaping use.
Compost Cats partners with the City of Tucson, local businesses, nonprofits, and schools to collect food scraps, raise awareness, and promote a sustainable and green community.
The Cats work with the San Xavier Co-op Farm, located south of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Here, the program uses farming equipment generously provided by the friendly folks at San Xavier Farm and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to prepare the compost for sale. Check out the "About Us" page, as well as read about the "Cats in the news", to learn more about how we're turning garbage into gardens!
Compost Cats is entirely student run by undergraduate students at the University of Arizona, and is currently supervised by Chet Phillips, ASUA Sustainability Program Coordinator.