Mateo’s father is a composter, but when the class falls silent during his career day presentation, he sets out to learn more about not only his father’s job, but about composting itself. His dad’s seemingly ordinary job unveils a world of interconnectedness, family heritage and environmental stewardship that changes Mateo’s perspective. Guided by his family, Mateo delves into the science of composting and witnesses the transformation of trash into nourishing compost that provides life for our planet.

Written by the founder of LA Compost, this story is a call to action for readers of all ages. Filled with familial love and educational lessons on composting science and climate change, Composting for Community is an inspiring story about the power of community where every small effort can blossom into something extraordinary.

For ages 5+