INTERNal Dialogue: City Haul-ing & the paradoxes of city-wide “composting”

By Chris Casolaro Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Earlier this summer, on the morning of Monday June 25th, I found myself at the Starbucks outside Government Center to meet with Andy Brooks (BSC co-founder) and attend my first ever Boston City Council meeting. This particular meeting was focu...




Big Bootstrap news: now serving Little Rhody

Eighty months into our experiment of harnessing the power of organics in Boston, Bootstrap has taken the leap into Providence. We’re mighty excited to bring our unique door-to-door service to Rhode Island, which will allow a whole new population to divert its organics responsibly, while helping to...




INTERNal Dialogue: Chris plays with Red Wigglers, drops Vermicomposting tips & debates “Sustainability”

By Chris Casolaro Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. My third week at the Boot began with my third ride-along of the season, this time on a residential pickup route in Jamaica Plain. Along the route, I had the privilege to discuss some of my favorite subjects with Cee, who, like me, is studying s...




INTERNal Dialogue: Wolfe’s Neck; a ride along; and talkin’ vermicomposting

By Chris Casolaro Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. After a very relaxing weekend up north in Freeport and Portland, Maine, I was ready to jump back into things at BSC on Monday morning. But before I get into that I just want to make a brief mention of a farm that was a major highlight of my tri...




INTERNal Dialogue: Chris the Intern joins the Boot gang!

By Chris Casolaro Intern at Bootstrap Compost, Inc. Hey everybody, my name is Chris and I’ll be the voice of this blog for the next ten weeks or so. Just a brief intro about me, I’m currently in the middle of a two-year master’s program at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and...




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...