Kicking up the compost a notch at Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank MS is blessed to have the folks down the street at Room 40 Restaurant.

 Head Chef Libry and his cooks bring their food scraps over once a week to be composted, and even helped put together our new compost bins at a workday recently. We mix the food scraps with dried up foliage from the garden and wood chips so everything composts nice and clean. Our first round of scraps is already looking a lot like dirt and smells amazing — like the forest floor. 

In turn, Libry likes to harvest edible flowers and herbs from the garden for garnish. The staff at the restaurant also teach the kids about food preparation. Last year they made lemonade with herbs the kids grew and there will be more exciting collaboration this year!

Alexandra Carbone