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Meet Michael & Maria

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Inspired by the the symbiotic connection to all things living, Michael and Maria made a decision to be an open participant. Working with the laws of nature. ​A cycle of return. An ethical code. Ethics to not only humanity, but that of the land. Code of Return embodies these principles. The Latin root word COR represents the heart. The very essence of their drive.

Seeking sustainable solutions through Nature's proven rhythm. The passion behind this team began with finding new approaches for problems created by current agricultural practices.


Composting is a solution to many of these problems!

  Passion quickly lead to knowledge. 

Training by the U.S. Composting Council in Commercial Scale Operations and good management practices created

a vision. A target of creating a closed loop community

was born. Together, the team has created a pilot for the

new pathway to provide projections, create awareness,

and feasibility for making this idea a sustainable


Our Compost  tackles all areas of typical organic waste creating a nutrient rich diverse feed stock for the beneficial organisms.  After the materials are properly mixed they are set on aerated pipes that save time and energy completely run by solar power.

Read more in these articles featuring interviews from Michael and Maria:


Our piles stay at managed temperatures to control pathogens, weed seeds, and consistent breakdown

Scout Savannah

Paprika Southern

Southern Soil



The Skinnie

Southern Soil


Savannah Morning News

Meet our Amazing Crew/Volunteers


Jeremiah Besecker is the newest and first full time employee and family member to COR. Somehow he was convinced to move here and help grow the movement. He is an Operations and Field Tech working everything from route logistics, equipment, and pile monitoring. Yay for kickass brothers!


Jasmine Anderson is from and currently living in Richmond, Virginia. She joined COR as the first volunteer! As an apprentice for the Summer she embarked on the compost journey on its first year assisting in routes and maintaining piles and operations at the ground level. 

Noah Keefer teaches English in Bluffton, South Carolina. Noah is passionate about teaching students positive solutions to issues.  He started the first ever composting program at the school, where he teaches kids the composting process and the environmental benefits. When he is not educating the youth of America, Noah spends his time working with his personal compost piles and garden. He is also a chicken Dad to three girls- Blanche, Sophia, and Lucy. Noah is passionate about teaching the others the fundamentals of composting!


Rabeka Parker is our youngest volunteer at COR.She enjoys it because composting helps the earth by adding things  from the earth back into the earth. Like a cycle.  " Composting makes me feel grateful and kind to the the earth," Rabeka says, " I encourage everyone to compost on your own or with COR Compost."

Rodney Parker is an Archaeologist and loving Husband/Father  to two beautiful children. It has been a pleasure for him to volunteer with COR. "The idea for composting isn't a novel one," Rodney says. " It is imperative that my family and I align with folks that are focused on returning back to the earth a little of what we have taken."

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The health of soil, plant, animal, and man is one and indivisible.

-Sir Albert Howard

The Earth is what we all have in common.

-Wendell Berry


A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

-Aldo Leopold


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead


We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

-Aldo Leopold

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