The Wicked Green: Water Use + World Oceans Day

By Emma Brown Creative Marketing at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. It’s an evening in early June, the sun is shining, and I’m nursing a bottle of my favorite standby beer (New Belgium’s Fat Tire, if you’re wondering). June 8th is World Oceans Day, and I can’t help but wish I were sitting on a...




INTERNal Dialogue: Josh the Intern Suffers Setback, but Positive Attitude and Hard Work Prevail

By Joshua Michael Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Like always, the last few weeks at Bootstrap have been hectic but it never seems to stop the work from being accomplished. I was temporarily relieved of my blogging duties (I guess my last couple of blogs were a little too awesome). But whilst...




INTERNal Dialogue: Josh the Intern turns Josh the Road Dogg, Wolfs Down Free Lunch

By Joshua Michael Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Wanna hear a corny spring time joke? Why did the farmer bury all his money? To make his soil rich! Okay, all jokes aside, we all know the farmer is calling up Bootstrap Compost and asking for extra shares of compost. Speaking of Bootstrap, this...




The BiG Stink: It’s a BioPlastic…but is it Compostable?

By Faith Miller Operations Manager at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Since my last post - way back in November - Bootstrap has been a whirlwind for this frenzied ops manager. We have distributed 1,000+ shares (6000+ pounds!) of compost to subscribers, welcomed a new van, Miley, to the fleet, battled t...




INTERNal Dialogue: Josh the Intern Geeks Out at Home Depot, Talks Social Media Appreciation, Tests Soil Quality

By Joshua Michael Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Wow! It's been quite an adventure at Bootstrap over the last few days. I watched the garage door break, I took part in a very "social" and inspiring social media meeting, Emma and I had a moment bonding over garbage receptacles, and I was given...




INTERNal Dialogue: Josh the Intern Visits Farm, Talks Compost Appreciation

By Joshua Michael Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. To help understand a little about why it is that I am interning at Bootstrap, it is only appropriate that I share with you some minute details about myself. My name is Joshua Michael, and I was born and raised in Chicago. I am 22 years old and I w...




The Wicked Green: Seven Tips to Put Your Black Gold to Good Use

By Emma Brown Creative Marketing at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Here at Bootstrap, we’re basking in the glow of another successful Compost Week! - our triannual mega giveaway of soil amendment back to the community. Some of us are celebrating with a ski trip to Vermont, others are taking in Big Sky ...




The Wicked Green: 8 Tips to be Green in 2017

By Emma Brown Creative Marketing at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Every year in early January, folks across the world make resolutions of all sorts: exercise more, eat healthier, spend more time with family and friends, call that aunt you barely know. If you’re looking for some ideas to set your sig...






The Wicked Green: Thanksgiving Food Waste

By: Emma Brown Creative Marketing at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Spoiler alert: nothing I’m about to say is particularly revolutionary. However, with Thanksgiving and the winter holidays upon us, many folks are wondering how to tackle the age-old question of food waste. The short answer is - and Fait...