We are a Durango-based residential and event food scrap collection and composting service. We are committed to reducing our community’s ecological footprint by diverting organic materials from the landfill.
Table to Farm Compost was founded in early 2016 by David Golden and Emily Bowie with the goal of reducing household food waste in Durango. When they moved to Durango in the Spring of 2015, they found themselves living in an apartment with no choice but to send their food scraps out with the trash. They had been composting for years and felt uncomfortable with this, so they decided to create Table to Farm Compost, empowering not only themselves but also the Durango community, to save their scraps from the trash.
Did you know that 40% of food in the United States goes to waste!? Composting is one of the many avenues we can use to reduce the amount of food we send to landfills. It’s a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the soil health of our community. It also exposes us to the amount of food waste we individually generate, providing a baseline from which we can improve.
Emily Bowie works full-time at the San Juan Citizens Alliance as a Campaign Organizer, but helps out Table to Farm Compost on the side with marketing and design. When she’s not working though, she enjoys trail running, biking, reading, and playing with her chickens.
David Golden is the owner and operator at Table to Farm Compost. David grew up in Virginia and studied Environmental Science at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He has worked on several small farms where he originally gained some experience and knowledge about composting, but became passionate about reducing food waste when he started dumpster diving and saw the amount of good food that was being thrown out. In his spare time, you’ll find David trail running, brewing beer, or planning his next adventure in the mountains.
“Students in Durango investigate food waste for Earth Day project,” published 4/6/16
“A new way to deal with food waste in Durango,” published 4/6/16
“Recycling is growing, but Southwest Colorado is sending more trash to landfills,” published 7/24/16
Table to Farm Compost featured 9/22/16