20140423_104857At the beginning of March, Lakewood neighbor Matthew Newman, with My Lawn Mower & Me, partnering with Liberty Burger and For the Life of You to launch the East Dallas initiative From the Dinner Table to the Front Lawn.

He stationed a compost bin outside the Liberty Burger in Lakewood Shopping Center, where neighbors and local restaurants can deposit organic food scraps — banana peels, orange peels, potato peels, pretty much anything with a peel or other organic table scraps.

The goal for From the Dinner Table to the Front Lawn was to collect 200 pounds by April 1, but the project exceeded expectations.

“I’m proud to announce that I’ve exceeded that goal, sitting at approximately 875-1000 pounds of food scraps,” Newman says.

He also partnered with Dallas Farmers Market, the Big D Marathon & Half Marathon, and Sabre Corporations Earth Day 2014. To learn more, or for updates on new compost bin locations, visit the website.

My Lawn Mower & Me is a natural and organic lawn maintenance company, and 
For the Life of You is a non-profit that uses organic diets to help overweight communities.

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