Since 2005, Santropol Roulant has been practicing different forms of composting in an effort to manage kitchen waste and produce rich plant fertilizer. In 2014 the project was taken over by a group of volunteers: the Composting Collective!
Vermicomposting at the Roulant
The Food Cycle
The compost collective is currently focused on vermicomposting waste from our kitchen and in doing so our building becomes a microcosm of the food cycle: Growing vegetables, herbs and edible flowers on the roof, cooking for the meals-on-wheels in the kitchen, composting the kitchen scraps in the basement and then back up to the roof for fertilization.
Worms are a great way to process food waste in the city, they don’t take up too much space, they don’t smell, and they work for scraps of food. To boot, their waste is really nutritious for plants. The compost collective is currently working on perfecting our technique and hopes to run workshops and supply worms for other compost enthusiasts soon.
Want to learn more about composting and help care for the worms? Send us an email