Engaging with the DC community under one message.
It's more than composting...
We are here to define a community. District Compost unites local businesses with each other through the simple idea of sustainability. We want to take the many voices of our community to create a single message that resonates.
Interview with Fellow Washingtonians
District Compost is always looking to engage with other local businesses within our community. We are working on an ongoing community involvement campaign, connecting with community leaders through one-on-one interviews. We love to learn about the values within our community and what drives these passionate minds who make the District so unique.
Take a look at some of our previous interviews. If you are interested in sitting down and chatting with us, contact us today!
Founder, Peregrine Espresso
Ryan Jensen is the founder and owner of Peregrine Espressos. Peregrine is a DC based coffee shop that services the district at three different locations. Peregrine focuses creating a simple and fresh experience for their consumers. It places importance in the craft of coffee-making and using fresh and real ingredients in all its products.
Realtor, Fairfax Realty
Sima Tessema is a realtor with Fairfax Realty, a real estate company servicing the DMV area. Fairfax Realty has served buyers and sellers throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia since 1988 and have been one of the fastest growing companies in the area.
Founder, Love & Carrots
Meredith Sheperd is the founder of Love & Carrots. Love & Carrots services the DMV area with garden landscaping. They assist aspiring gardeners create their dream gardens, whether it be edible landscaping, urban farming, or bayscaping. Love & Carrots provides on-site consultations and creates blueprints for clients to map out their gardening site.
Founder, Sacred Roots
Hillary is the founding member of Sacred Roots based in Takoma Park, MD. She services the DC metropolitan area, providing gardening coaching services. She provides consultations to those within the DMV area, promoting healthy, organic gardening and eating.
Kristen Swenson & Erin Derge
Co-Founders, Ginger Root Design
Kristen Swenson and Erin Derge are the founding members of Ginger Root Design. Ginger Root opened three years ago in DC's U Street neighborhood. It serves to repurpose old clothing, introducing its clients to eco-friendly fashion. Ginger Root Design offers alterations, garment revamping and creative repairs.
General Manager, Zipcar DC
Scott Hall is the General Mananger of Zipcar in Washington, DC. Zipcar offers a team of people who are dedicated to redefining car sharing in way that supports efficiency and sustainability.
Capital Bikeshare Bicycle Program Specialist, District Department of Transportation
Kim Lucas is the bicycle program specialist for the District Department of Transportation. She is in charge of the Capital Bikeshare program, serving the DC-Arlington, VA area. Capital Bikeshare is a membership based bike sharing system that is affordable, efficient, and sustainable.
Co-Founder, Zenful Bites
Josephine co-founded Zenful bites, a company that aims to provide health-supportive cuisine while also aiming to create a more sustainable and just food system in DC. The company provides catering services and food education programs.
Founder, Pleasant Plains Workshop
Kristina is the founder of Pleasant Plains Workshop, a gallery and shop located in the Petworth neighborhood of DC. Pleasant Plains Workshop showcases works of DC's local artists. The gallery focuses on community involvement through various public events, such as exhibitions, classes, and poetry readings.
Technical Director, CulturalDC
Robert is the technical director for CulturalDC, a non-profit organization started in 1998. It aims to create greater opportunities for local artists. It serves to connect art organizations, artists, developers and government agencies together to aid in the economic and cultural vibrancy of the DC metropolitan area.
Founder, Herban Lifestyle
Mary is the founder of Herban Lifestyle. Herban Lifestyle is a shop based in Vienna, VA that produces organic and natural bath and body products. Mary focuses on sustainable methods of production and all her ingredients are fair trade and organic.
Founder, Capital City Mumbo Sauce
Arsha is the founder of Capital City Mumbo Sauce. Capital City is one of the leading brands of mumbo sauce for the DMV area. Based in Maryland, Arsha loves engaging with the people of DC and value a sense of community.