Carolina Community Garden Food Scraps Find New Home

Pigs munch on greens and other veggie scraps

We’re delighted to have a new outlet for veggie scraps from our Carolina Community Garden: the pigs at the Chapel Hill Creamery farm (and soon, pigs from Small Potatoes Farm as well)!

These scraps aren’t quite up to snuff for humans but are a tasty and nutritious treat for the pigs. Plus, it saves the Carolina Community Garden space in their busy compost bins, where folks across campus donate their food scraps.

Want to reduce your food waste but don’t have animal companions to help? Check out the recording from Compost: Your Garden’s Best Friend, our webinar with Orange County Solid Waste Management earlier this spring about setting up a compost system at home.