Michael Martinez

founder and executive director, LA compost
  • BIO

    Michael Martinez is a certified Master Gardener, a former elementary school teacher, and the Founder and Executive Director of L.A. Compost. The vision for a community-wide ecosystem of compost hubs throughout Los Angeles began when Michael was teaching fifth grade and running his school’s first edible garden. Today, L.A. Compost manages four composting hubs in the city of Los Angeles and educates children and adults about composting through workshops, after school programs, and events. Michael believes that the soil is the heartbeat of our food system, and L.A. Compost is working to create a strategic program that will keep food waste out of landfills, provide quality soil to community gardens, and educate the community about completing the farm to table to soil circle.