Compass Green: Sustainability Classroom on Wheels
29 Jul, 2012
by Bruce Boyers
There are many who live in farm communities throughout the Midwest and the South who have witnessed a rather unusual sight: rolling right into their town, a mobile greenhouse that is a living example of sustainable farming. The truck, operated by a project called Compass Green, has left in its wake, all around the country, some 3,000 students trained in sustainable and organic farming.
“The direction that things are moving, we’ve got about 35 to 50 years of farmable soil left on the planet because of the way that we’re farming today,” Justin Cutter, co-founder of Compass Green, told Organic Connections. “We’re showing people ways in which we can remedy that immediately for a sustainable future. For all the kids who are in high school, for the people who are in university, it’s up to our generation right now. This isn’t something that we can say, ‘Oh, it’s our grandchildren that are going to have such tough luck.’ This is happening right now during our lifetimes.”