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Will Bakx

Will Bakx started composting in 1982 at Sonoma State University as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing various agricultural and fish industry discards. In 1993 he started the Sonoma county-wide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company.  Today he has converted almost 1,500,000 tons of organics from the landfill, creating high quality mulch and compost, including biodynamic®.

He is the adjunct compost instructor at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) and serves as chair of the SRJC Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee.

Will earned a BA in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University and a MS in Soil Science from U.C. Berkeley. He is the co-founder and current board member of the California Organic Recycling Council (CORC) and the California Compost Coalition (CCC).  

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