South Fort Collins Food Scrap Composting & Farm Partnership
Compost Queen is proud to partner with Sagrada Botanical Gardens in West Fort Collins. This 1.7 acre parcel is being built as a community botanical garden in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. Their Mission is to reconnect sustainable food and natural medicine practices to the community through the development of community land providing edible and medicinal gardens, organic farm to table food, education and regenerative land experiences.
Compost Queen will be collecting food scraps for composting at Sagrada Botanical Gardens and managing on site compost operations. Active aerobic composting at accelerates the process of renewing carbon resources into nutrient dense soil amendments. This process closes the loop from spent carbon resources to enriching new carbon resources, starting the food cycle over again.
Pick up your green Compost Queen bucket from the farm. They’ll be in our drop container, and your welcome email will have instructions.
Fill your bucket with acceptable compostable items. We’re not taking meat, dairy or compostable packaging to start.
Bring the bucket back to the farm once you fill it up! Take a breath and enjoy the serenity before you go back to your busy life.
Dump the contents of your bucket into the receptacle at the farm. Don’t tie your green bags please!
Take a new compostable bag to line your green bucket and help keep it clean. These are provided in the compost drop container.
Come back when your bucket is full or when you just need a break from the normal day. Keep an eye out for special farm events and goodies!
Is your green bucket full? Time to visit the farm for a drop-off.
Refreshing your bucket at our convenient drop off location only takes a few moments.
The green lid of your bucket snaps tight to lock in odors.
Our compostable bag liners help keep your bucket fresh.
Every Spring we offer customers food scrap compost to use in their lawns, house plants, home gardens or flower beds.
Want to compost right from your door? Compost Queen offers curbside pickup of food scraps on both weekly and bi-weekly plans. Service starts at $20 per month and is available in Fort Collins, Laporte and Timnath.
Stop sending your food waste to our rapidly filling landfill. Close the food cycle from farm to table & help build soil quality in Colorado
Stuff your bucket and take it to your drop location. Enjoy a tasty treat from our host partners and grab a fresh liner!
Track your food scrap output and measure your carbon impact in miles diverted or seedlings planted
Compost Queen operates Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity food scrap facilities throughout Larimer County (just like Sagrada Botanical Garden), keeping your carbon footprint hyper local.
Farmers get the benefit of having a managed composting process that remediates pathogens and unwanted seeds to produce a high quality soil amendment and fertilizer.
Your food scraps go to improving local soils and growing high quality crops right where you live. The best part? You get access to high quality food scrap compost from Compost Queen.
Composting is the process of turning organic material into a soil amendment through the use of an aerobic process that requires water, carbon and nitrogen. Compost Queen does thermophilic composting, relying on microbes, bacteria, nematodes, amoebas, fungus and more to accelerate decomposition.
Finding the perfect balance of recipe for your feedstocks and your environment leads to the production of a high quality soil amendment often known as compost, or particulate organic matter. This material can greatly increase soil organic matter, water retention and crop yields.
We make small batch, craft compost to build better soils, reduce greenhouse gasses and improve local agricultural production.
Compost Queen is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) owned and operated in the community it serves. Based in Fort Collins since September of 2018, our goal is to provide the community with the knowledge and resources they need to make a serious impact in the Fort Collins Zero Waste Initiative.
Jamie is the owner of Compost Queen and a passionate advocate for sustainability and environmental education. She holds a CCOM (Certified Compost Operations Manager) certificate from the USCC, which signifies her expertise in composting and commitment to high standards of quality and safety. In addition to her work in composting, Jamie is deeply invested in supporting women in STEM and empowering youth to make positive environmental choices. She is particularly interested in educating youth on the importance of food waste in the carbon cycle and empowering them to take action in their local communities.
With Compost Queen, Jamie has created a successful business that not only provides valuable composting services to the community but also fosters a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship. Her dedication to sustainability, education, and community empowerment makes her a valuable leader in the Larimer County community.
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