Here are some of our partners within the community who support Compost Queen in more ways than one!
Horse & Dragon has been an amazing help to Compost Queen! They have donated expired kegs to Compost Queen to inoculate compost piles with, grain bags to sell finished compost in, and pallets to create compost stalls! H&D has even hosted Compost Queen for a Composting 101 Class and an Earth Day festival. Lastly, H&D owners and employees use Compost Queen’s residential service! If you’re looking for a fresh, tasty, craft beer and good people, this is THE place to be!
Green Events organizes premier athletic events in Northern Colorado with a focus on environment and social sustainability. Compost Queen is able to help them with their greenness by composting all food scraps from their events. Compost Queen has been able to have a booth at each of their events and fliers given to all the race goers. This partnership has helped Compost Queen grow into what it is today and has assisted Green Events in their goal to divert the majority of event related waste away from the landfill.
The Gold Leaf vegan restaurant was Compost Queen’s pilot commercial composting program. With a small kitchen and vegan food (which can all be composted by Compost Queen), Compost Queen was able to take in almost 100 pounds of food scraps per week! This allowed Compost Queen to create a commercial program for others to use. Although the Gold Leaf is now closed, Rustic Doughnuts is the new part of the Collective, check them out for amazing tasting vegan doughnuts!
Maxline brewing has opened their hearts – and their tasting room – to Compost Queen and our ongoing series of Compost 101 seminars. Catch us on the back patio with Casey, Cathy, Kevin or Rustin sometime and learn how this independent brewery is rooted in building strong communities that are forward thinking.
Bath Garden Center, located on Timberline and Prospect, is a local haven for plant lovers in Fort Collins. Their focus on building better communities through horticulture provided Compost Queen an opportunity to teach a Compost 101 seminar back in April that was cancelled due to COVID.
Look for us back at Bath in the future as we build safe, socially distant education programs to serve our community together!
The City of Fort Collins is well on it’s way down the Road to Zero Waste, and Compost Queen is proud to help accelerate our community’s goals. The City has recognized Compost Queen as a licensed compost food scrap facility (the only one in Larimer County) and has endorsed us as the leading consulting expert as part of their Our Climate Future program. Check us out on their website today!
A fully funded non-profit and corner-stone of our community, the Gardens on Spring Creek provide educational access to Larimer County residents of all ages, young and old. We’ve partnered with the Gardens as a local expert on composting best practices, implementation and maintenance as a speaker in their fall 2020 programming. We hope to have a continuing presence at the Gardens and teach young and old all about composting. If you haven’t taken an afternoon stroll through their gardens off Shields, you’re really missing out!
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to care for your land? Whether it is your outdoor space at home, your business, or immediate community…there is! Eco-landscape is the new traditional Yard Care, and the team at Backyard Farm is ready to work with you on your next outdoor project using environmentally beneficial methods! Backyard Farm is a zero-waste company that embraces nature’s design, upgrading the landscape industry with gardens focused on Pollinators, Produce, and drum roll… Low Maintenance! From rain-catch system installation to full blown cultivation, there are many ways that Backyard Farm can introduce ecological solutions onto your property. You can schedule a Free Consultation to get BYF experts in your outdoor space any day of the week to chat it up and get a garden plan started!
Teach Me To Grow is a locally owned and operated business specializing in food-forward garden design, raised bed garden builds, and garden education. From consultation, to designing and installing the perfect garden for you and your family, to planting alongside you and teaching you the skills step by step, Teach Me To Grow will help you achieve real success in growing food in your landscape! Our friendly, supportive and knowledgeable team makes gardening a breeze and our versatile services are 100% geared towards your success in growing food and enjoying the process! Give us a look at www.TeachMeToGrow.com or see what we do @tmtgediblegardens.
Gilded Goat’s award winning line up of craft brews isn’t the only thing that should draw you in to their tasting room – they’re also deeply concerned about our climate impacts and building a sustainable future in Northern Colorado.
Keep an eye on their events calendar as we had an Earth Day event planned that was, sadly, ruined by COVID (isn’t that everything now?).
We can’t wait to break out the new normal with Gilded Goat and have a socially distanced Compost 101 class in the near future. Until then, enjoy a Citrus Hour or Nokhu IPA while you learn all about their intensive dedication to the art of craft beer.