Gainesville Compost turns food scraps into black gold

Posted by Robyn, March 28, 2013

compostChris Cano and Steven Kanner cycle through Gainesville regularly, collecting garbage that they turn into gold.

Black gold, that is.

It’s a term some gardeners use when referring to compost, and it’s created by mixing the right amount of brown material, such as dried leaves, with green material, such as plant-based food scraps.

The result is nutrient-rich, dark, fluffy dirt that their business, Gainesville Compost, sells as “Soil Food.”

During the recent Alachua County Local Food Week, Gainesville Compost offered a free trial of its food-scrap collection service to local restaurants. Fourteen restaurants signed up, joining the company’s 13 existing customers.

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