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Green Teens Turn To Composting

by Allan Appel | Aug 3, 2018 8:14 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoNina Javier is already selling a carrot-based body scrub that’s delicious enough to eat.

Jahlil Moses is still in the research phase deciding whether to turn the sage and mint he’s growing into an oil or a paste as a basis for fashioning his own line of incense.

The two high school-aged environmental-minded gardeners have been growing their produce and their start-up business ideas this summer at New Haven Land Trust’s Grand Acres Greenhouse site. Now they will be able to create a rich compost to grow their products on their own.

The result: saving money as well as having enough left over to be the basis of yet another business.

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