A Composter Bin: The Newest Member of NFA Dining Hall

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) received a Weavers Way Green Community Projects grant in March 2017. This grant supports a larger initiative to reduce waste, increase recycling and composting, and teach students to minimize their impact on earth. With grant funds, NFA will purchase a new composter that can hold up to 267 gallons of food and yard waste. According to NFA’s chef Annie Bercaw, “We are excited to significantly reduce NFA’s waste production and divert our compostable garbage using this new composter.” Adds Mrs. Nancy Peluso, the Director of Lower Grades, "We are thrilled to receive the Weavers Way Grant as it provides hands-on learning opportunities and supports our commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Published in the Chestnut Hill Local on April 20, 2017, Page 11. Written by Grace Yi, a Nature Preschool Teacher at Schulykill Center for Environmental Education and intern at Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants.  

 Annie Bercaw of Apple Annie's Catering shows the food waste scraps that can be composted.

Annie Bercaw of Apple Annie's Catering shows the food waste scraps that can be composted.