The Orion

The sprawling garden area of the Kentfield Garden near East 1st Ave.

Dirt to soil, worms & leftovers

Jessica Shippelhoute and Erin Holve // May 17, 2021

What is composting and why does it matter? The first rays of sunlight beamed across the sleeping town of Chico as the low rumble of garbage trucks sounded off the Esplanade. Many Chico residents are...

Example of food wast on the Chico State campus. Photo courtesy of Kala Kyle.

Food, more wasted than college students realize

December 13, 2015

Take a peak in any garbage bin on campus - or in your own home - and there's a good chance you'll find food. Recently the issue of food waste has become illuminated due to books, documentaries and harsh...

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