At Mother Compost our mission is to help educate and empower our community to make sustainable choices. By providing easy access to composting and facilitating educational programming, we hope to encourage more people to think more about wasting less.
Mother Compost was founded in 2018 by Gwenn Nolan with a goal of making composting simple and easy for her fellow Main Line residents. Being a mother herself, she was frequently frustrated by the amount of food waste her household created and recognized that her pile in the backyard couldn’t handle it all. In addition, she knew many people would love to compost but were short on the time, space or energy needed to turn their food scraps into fertilizer.
She started the company by asking 10 friends to convert to composting and let her test the idea of a collection service. After a month and overwhelmingly positive feedback, Mother Compost officially opened their doors and began building their composting community.
Fast forward 2 years and the company is close to 500 subscribers, over 1,000 containers delivered, and roughly 430,000 pounds of food scraps diverted from landfills. We are lucky to partner with the team at Kitchen Harvest Inc, who processes all materials at Linvilla Orchards in Media, Pa and helps us keep these vital nutrients in our neighborhood.