Things Get Dirty at a Salvation Army Thrift Store
Dirt? It’s not an item you’d expect to be for sale at a Salvation Army Thrift store.
But in Billings, Montana, that’s just what you’re going to find, and The Salvation Army promises it will be “top-of-line” quality.
To be more specific, workers are starting an organic Bokashi composting business. They’re doing all the work themselves and selling some of the dirt to local home gardeners. The rest will go to community and school gardens the Army is helping establish.
The entrepreneurial idea is just in time for the approach of spring!
Plus, The Salvation Army composting business will support nine formerly homeless men who are working on the project. Salvation Army Major Kevin Jackson says their entrepreneurial skills have really shined since the start of the operation. In addition to growing their business skills, the men are taking educational courses, adding up to great experience and knowledge that will make them competitive in the job market.
Get all the dirty details about The Salvation Army’s compost initiative here at the Billings Gazette.