Together we are
 reconnecting to the Planet, our communities, and ourselves.

33,000 lbs of food scraps diverted from local landfills

Spaces Still Available in Manatee  County FREE Community Compost Project: REGISTER HERE!

Next FREE Training for Manatee Program 12/16/2019 at Downtown Bradenton Library:

About Sunshine Community Compost

We are a Florida-based non-profit organization that focuses on creating compost and recovering resources in ways that build community, local capacity and give back to the planet. Our mission is to strengthen community connections and give back to the planet through accessible education and action programs that increase local composting, resource recovery and zero waste efforts. We teach new skills and ideas and rely on strong collaborations to develop our programs. We are able to bring these programs into people's backyards, neighborhood parks, schools, and places of work, and the result is that enormous amounts of formerly perceived "wastes" are diverted from the landfill, re-purposed in meaningful ways or transformed into rich soil amendment that is full of life and nourishment for our soils and our communities.

We work with local residents, schools, college-based student groups, neighborhood associations, local government and small to medium size businesses to create responsive, collaborative and community-engaged solutions to composting and resource recovery.

Since our first pilot program in late 2016, we have diverted over 30,000 pounds of material from the landfill (over 15 tons) while building local fertility and reducing the impacts of pollution. Together we are stronger and together we are re-valuing and recovering precious resources that will revitalize us All. 

Community composting and local resource recovery are growing movements that help support local self-reliance, urban agriculture, local abundance and reciprocity with the Earth. Learn more from our resources page and by signing up to receive our newsletter. Thank you and happy community composting!


Sunshine Community Compost is mission-focused and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Classes & Events

Nov.  21

Arlington Park Compost Distributions 5-6p.m.

Nov.  22

North Water Tower Park Compost Distributions 5-6p.m.


Nov.  25

Gillespie Park Compost Distributions 5-6p.m.

Dec. 16

Learn How to Join the Manatee Square Garden Compost Project

  • 6-7p.m. Downtown Bradenton Library -Info & Program Sign-up

Jan. 28-31

US Composting Council Annual Conference

Volunteer Registration Form


Nov. 21 - 4:00-5:00 sift compost at Arlington Park

Nov. 25 - 4:00-5:00 sift compost at Gillespie Park

Dec. 12 - Zero Waste Warriors needed for 3 hour shifts during all- day event

Winter 2019 Newsletter 

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Tracie Troxler


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