Composting story features NFM

  NFM Executive Director Tasha Kennard tells NewsChannel 5 about the Market’s ambitious plan to be “zero-waste” by 2020.

NFM Executive Director Tasha Kennard tells NewsChannel 5 about the Market’s ambitious plan to be “zero-waste” by 2020.

NewsChannel 5’s Kristen Skovira recently met brothers Clay and Jeffrey Ezell at the Nashville Farmers’ Market for her profile of their business, the Compost Company. But they didn’t come just for a delicious — and compostable — lunch. Skovira also wanted to talk with NFM Executive Director Tasha Kennard about the nearly 80,000 pounds of waste hauled out of the Market by the Compost Company since April.

“[The Compost Company is] helping us find new ways to reduce our waste and get it to places where it can go to good use for our community,” Kennard says. As an example, compost created from NFM waste is resold at the Market by Gardens of Babylon as gardening soil.

NFM is planning to be a “zero-waste” facility by 2020.

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David Gonnerman