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March 24 Double Bill: Stephanie Hendren, Peterborough Microgreens and Desiree Bandi, 1.5 Degrees Composting

Stephanie Hendren is the creator of Peterborough Microgreens. In March of 2020 she decided to try to pursue her dream of opening my own business. Her goal was to create a business that would be good for her customers, good for the community, and good for the planet. Eventually she came up with the idea for Peterborough Microgreens. She had grown microgreens on her kitchen windowsill for years, so she decided to turn her hobby into a real business. Her professional background consists primarily of administration work and graphic/web design, so she recruited her husband Dan (a hydroponic specialist) to help develop proper growing procedures, as well as her sister Jessica (a professional chef) to help develop original recipes. Now, for the first time in her professional life, she finally feels like she is doing something she is really proud of, and truly love. ♥

Desiree Bandi is the owner & operator of 1.5 Degrees Composting Solutions, a one-year-old Community-Supported Compost Program that provides a weekly compost pick-up service for residents & businesses in Peterborough & surrounding areas who are looking to divert their food waste & compost in a hassle-free way. 

She is a passionate advocate for protecting the quality of the natural environment through waste reduction & diversion, healing soils, and advocacy for regenerative agriculture. She believes that composting is an important step that everyone can take to make sustainable changes and create a greener life in an impactful and meaningful way. Composting is tied to issues of food security, the economy, agriculture, & reconnecting with the land and our roots. It reduces waste in our landfill, replenishes soil, and offers a hands-on way for people to take environmental action.

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