Waste Farmers' founder John-Paul Maxfield is the editor's choice for Denver's top envioronmentalist in 5280 magazine's annual Top of the Town issue. From 5280:
In 2008, John-Paul Maxfield, founder and CEO of sustainable agriculture company Waste Farmers, started helping local restaurants turn their waste into organic, nutrient-rich compost to bolster urban farming and lessen the load in landfills. This spring, the company moved on to a new project, launching a flagship line of products: Maxfield's Potting Soil, Soil Conditioner, and Planting Mix, all of which use locally sourced components such as biochar and worm castings in place of chemical- or fossil fuel-based fertilizers. The result: a biological process that cultivates “living soil” to support a natural growth cycle.
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