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Why I Bring My Compost to Church

7 Comments 25 August 2013

Why I Bring My Compost to Church

On Sunday mornings I get ready for church just like most Sundays of my life. I grab the purse, the Bible, my bags of frozen veggie scraps, and I’m out the door.

What? Veggie scraps? To church? Well, this part of the Sunday routine is new to me since moving to the City, but I’m loving it!

All week I’ve been keeping my scraps in re-used baggies.

I store it in the freezer.

And on Sunday morning, off we go with frozen bags in hand.


Right to church, because we’re probably late. But maybe first to the Farmer’s Market to drop off the veggie scraps so I don’t have to bring frozen produce into the sanctuary.


Someone will compost my kitchen scraps.


And that makes me so happy! Because if I can’t have a garden right now, there’s a farmer who does and can use what I can’t!


And what a great way to start a Sunday.

Now off to church!

Have a beautiful day!

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7 Comments so far

  1. Hahah what a great way to make sure you waste as little as possible :)

  2. That’s awesome! I am relearning how to use my food scraps, too. Plenty for soup stock, although I haven’t made it yet and I keep my citrus for my water… After a while, it goes into the garburator. I love this option, though, I think my freezer would fill up too fast!

  3. Emma says:

    It’s so great that your church has such a scheme! We’re very lucky where we live in that the local council provides everyone in the area with a “caddy” for our food waste and collects it along with our rubbish and regular recycling :)

  4. Susan says:

    It’s wonderful that you have this opportunity for recycling. I’m not aware of anything like that in my area, but it would definitely be great in big agriculture areas (I live in the desert). :-)

  5. Amber says:

    I Loooooove that! They should do this in my town. So glad you found this great resource for your compost!!! NYC rocks!!

  6. Laureen Fox says:

    Love it! Good for you for going the extra mile. I’m lucky enough to live in a community that collects compostable food scraps separately on garbage day. I think it along with a top notch recycle program has cut our “garbage” by at least 3/4. More going to the earth, a lot less to the landfill :-)

  7. Peggy says:

    I thought you were going to say you used them as ice packs to keep food cool that you might buy to or from church. But this is a cool idea. I had no idea there was such a thing!

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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