Where might you find coffee grounds, potato skins and egg shells mixed with meat, napkins and leftover spaghetti? Typically, beside other garbage in the dump. In fact, for years, this is where Goshen College sent its food waste.
However, in 2010 the college implemented a new practice, taking something perceived as “dirty trash” and transforming it into something of value: compost.
But Natasha Weisenbeck, a junior majoring in public relations who has volunteered with the student compost team for three years, figured out a way to greatly improve the college’s approach.