Help Complete the Circle with Composting at The J

j-compostFood waste is the single largest item in landfills, and nearly all of it can be re-used for composting. Help reduce your landfill footprint by participating in The J’s compost program.

The J is starting a very simple composting program in November. Freezer bags will be available at the Front Desk. Collect your vegetable and fruit scraps and store them in the freezer until the bag is full. Then, bring it back to The J and add the entire closed bag to the collection bin located on your way into the building.

The J will collect all the compost and turn it regularly for the next two to three months. Once the organic matter has decomposed, we will store it until the spring and use it to plant more delicious veggies in The J Garden.

“It is our responsibility to care for the environment through everyday activities and consciousness,” says JOFEE Fellow Michael Fraade. “Composting is one very simple way you can help avoid using a landfill and instead create nutrients for a garden.”

The J Compost project is just one of many new green projects started at The J. The new Gendler Grapevine Fresh Stop Market, a partnership with New Roots, provides local, organic produce. New Roots takes some of the proceeds to help lower income Louisvillians purchase their own shares, especially in food deserts where they do not have access to fresh produce. Michael Fraade is The J JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Education) Fellow, specially trained by Hazon, a Jewish environmental non-profit, to bring sustainable living to The J.

For more information on Composting at The J or any of our other green events, visit

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