The team at Table to Farm Compost is Durango’s community composters. We love our Durango community, and we love composting, but we recently realized that there’s been one thing missing in our online content: you!
That’s why we’ve decided to start sharing our customer’s stories: who they are, what role they play in our community, and (most importantly!) why they’re throwing their scraps in the green bucket!
To start things off, we’re highlighting the Albrechta’s. They’re recent transplants to Durango, own their own law firm (Albrechta Law), and have an awesome (and perhaps a little obsessive) passion for planting trees. Here’s what they had to say:
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Outdoor activities at no more than 3 m.p.h. with our dog, Cosmo. (Walking, hiking, backpacking, paddling, snowshoeing, leisurely bike rides, fly fishing, bird watching, and philosophizing.)
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: We are both attorneys, and we founded a law firm in 2015 called Albrechta Law (www.AlbrechtaLaw.com). Our passion is employment law, which allows us to assist and represent employees who feel their rights have been violated by an employer, whether they have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against, not been paid their wages, or otherwise wronged.
Q: How long have you been a Durangotang?
A: We accepted our calling to Durango in October 2015. We’re not sure that we have earned the privilege of being labeled Durangotangs, but we sure do love it here and plan to stay as long as possible.
Q: Why is composting important to you?
A: In our over-consumptive, throw-away society, it is important to recognize the broader consequences of our consumption. Composting reduces our contribution to landfills, and even better, food waste morphs into something usable. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Q: Why did you decide to sign up for curbside composting?
A: We have been married for seven years, and we’ve been fortunate in the fact that every place we’ve lived, we’ve had access to our own personal compost pile. We felt a void as soon as we moved to Durango because we have been living in an apartment building. We were very excited when we learned that Table to Farm Compost exists and we could continue our composting habit.
Q: How has composting affected you (your daily routine, the way you think about food, etc)?
A: As vegetarians, we eat mostly plants. Composting is a vital part of our food preparation process. In fact, composting with the green bucket has caused us to use more of the food we buy. There’s something about putting our food waste in the green bucket that makes it seem more valuable instead of being classified as garbage. Also, keeping food waste out of our trash allows us to take the trash out less often – a nice added perk!
Q: What’s an interesting fact about yourselves that most people don’t know?
A: We are slightly obsessed with planting trees. In the four years that we lived in Ohio for law school, we planted hundreds of trees of all ages, sizes and species at a local nature preserve. We even kept a journal documenting our plantings. If anyone knows of tree planting opportunities in Durango, let us know!
WANT TO SHARE YOUR GREEN BUCKET STORY? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Email us at info@tabletofarmcompost and let us know!