URBAN COMPOSTERS

You don't have to tend to a verdant backyard to foster a composting system of your own. As artist Beth Weiner and Chuck Finkle of Thinklr illuminate in their new photo series, composting is well within reach for city dwellers. Loam seconds interviewee Verena when she says: "I compost because the act of doing it is good for our planet and good for my soul." Check out how these farmers' market folk compost in small spaces and be sure to read this excellent beginners' guide to composting as well as our favorite how-to

Name: Verena
Age: 45
Apartment size: 1500 sq. ft.
Why do I compost: “The act of doing it is good for our planet and good for my soul.”

Name: Yann
Age: 43
Apartment size:  600 sq ft
Why do I compost: “Just to give back. I’ve been doing it for so long, I can’t not do it.”

Name: David
Age: 60
Apartment size:  2 family house
Why do I compost: “To cut down on the garbage.”

Name: Glenn         
Age: 40
Apartment size:  900 sq. ft.
Why do I compost: “It’s environmentally appropriate/better use of plant products."