This week the composting group discussed ideas for fall projects. While the ideas have not yet been finalized, there are two emerging projects: an expansion of the vermicomposting project and a comparison of different commercially-available compostable products to see which is best-suited for Clemson’s facilities. One issue with expanding the vermicomposting section of the facility deals with the worms involved in the process, which go dormant (experiencing diapause) in cold temperatures, therefore to maintain this type of composting during cold weather, some sort of shelter and heat source is required. The comparison of compostable products, such as cups and utensils, would hopefully be used to determine which products would be used in future events on Clemson’s campus. We are all looking forward to getting to work!