Nov. 3, 2014

Video by Marshall Hinsley

Watch a 3.39 minute video about UTA's compost program:

John Darling explains how compost happens at UTA in this Green Source DFW video by Marshall Hinsley.

John Darling shares the history and motivation behind the compost program he helped start at the University of Texas at Arlington 10 years ago.

Recently, the program was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge for its demonstrated commitment to improving sustainable food management practices.

According to Meghna Tare, UTA's sustainability director, the campus initiative may be the first of its kind in North Texas.

Marshall Hinsley is a writer, video producer and sustainable farmer who lives in Waxahachie. He's written for Culture Map Dallas, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine and a variety of corporate clients. On his organic farm south of Waxahachie, Hinsley specializes in growing organic specialty melons. Contact him at

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Comments (2)

  • anon
    Anonymous (not verified)

    We think that it is a wonderful work you are doing and we wish there were more people like you.
    Keep up the good work, composting rocks!!!


    Nov 05, 2014
  • anon
    Anonymous (not verified)

    Congratulations,John. Came across this article while searching about urban composting. Used to go on your biology field trips a lifetime ago. UTA & folks like you inspired an environmental awareness which I practice on our Idaho properties to this day.

    Thanks,Brian Carrigan,MD

    Feb 16, 2015