Compost Partners

garden shotOur Compost Partners program continues to generate a valuable soil amendment for our community gardens.

This photo depicts our GTP Food Forest, a blighted property in Lexington’s west end reclaimed for low maintenance food production.

The volunteers pictured here have worked hard over the past year to incorporate many yards of finished compost and wood mulch to build soil and provide habitat for beneficial birds and insects.

We own 7 lots throughout North Lexington, and continue to garden on 9 other locations. All of these spaces stay productive thanks to our finished compost.

This is meant to show some of the good things happening through the Compost Partners Program. Please tell our partners that you are glad they are taking the extra time to separate their kitchen scraps and make part of their waste stream available to us each week!

We couldn’t do this without our amazing volunteers and the ongoing support of LFUCG-Division of Waste Management.
Thanks so much, DWM, for leading Lexington in this waste reduction effort with us.


Interested in purchasing this soil amendment? Email to find out what is available and when we can set up a delivery.


Participating Restaurants and Kitchens (the pickups):

  • Wild Fig Books & Coffee
  • The Lockbox Restaurant
  • Hopcat
  • Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes
  • Dupree Catering
  • Coffea
  • Common Grounds
  • Third Street Stuff
  • Sunrise Bakery
  • Afalfa’s
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Stella’s Kentucky Deli
  • LFUCG (2 pickups near Main St.)
  • Sayre School
  • Al’s Bar
  • Transylvania University
  • Thai Orchid Cafe
  • Shriner’s Hospital
  • Bullhorn
  • A Cup of Common Wealth Coffee
  • The Weekly Juicery
  • Town Branch Market
  • FoodChain
  • County Club
  • Apiary Catering
  • Easy Wood Tools
  • Selma’s Catering
  • Smithtown Seafood
  • Family Care Center
  • National Provisions
  • Growing Together Preschool
  • Moveable Feast
  • Vinaigrette
  • Magic Beans Coffee
  • Town Branch Tree Experts*

Monthly and Annual Pickup Numbers

  • September: 2,185 gallons
  • October: 2,225 gallons
  • November: 1,610
  • Year to Date: 22,265 gallons*

Finished Compost

  • September: 110 gallons
  • October: 210 gallons
  • Year to Date: 2,315 gallons

*This figure for the total gallons picked up this year does not account for the 150 cubic yards of wood chips delivered to our various growing spaces over the course of the past 6 months.

Town Branch Tree Experts drops large mounds of wood chips that we use as walking paths and as a weed suppressant. Much of this is spread by our volunteers at our Get in a Garden Events. We are so glad to be diverting this waste from the landfill, and repurposing it to make more growing spaces here in Lexington.