SOU Pre-Consumer Composting Program Is a Win for Everyone!

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Source: Taylor, Marygrace. “SOU Pre-Consumer Composting Program Is a Win for Everyone.” Food Management Magazine , 18 January 2023,

Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, is tackling the problem of food waste at its Hawk dining commons location managed by Aladdin Campus Dining! And it all starts right in the kitchen, thanks to a new pre-consumer composting program.

Launched in the fall of 2022, the program captures fruit and vegetable scraps that accumulate during food prep – everything from carrot peels to kale stems – and would otherwise end up in the trash. Now it’s tossed in designated composting bins and sent a mile down the road to The Farm, SOU’s organic, student-led farm that produces healthy, sustainably harvested food for the SOU community.

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