About The Project

Compass Green is a school garden on wheels.  It is a fully functional greenhouse built in the back of an 18ft. box truck that grows vegetables, grains, and herbs and is powered by waste vegetable oil.  We teach practical farming tools and raise awareness on sustainability through presentations, workshops, and greenhouse tours at schools, and events across the country. We feel that everyone, regardless of demographic and age should have access to sustainability education and delicious healthy food.

Our curriculum is focused on Bio-intensive methods of sustainable farming—producing the maximum yields with the minimum amount of resources.

With an ever-increasing population and an alarming decrease in farmable soil, we feel it is important to share practical solutions to turn our situation of agricultural scarcity into one of abundance. Compass Green inspires people across the country to be creative and utilize any and all space they can to grow food. Founded in 2011, Compass Green has taught over 38,000 students and catalyzed numerous school gardens.

We hope to see you down the road!


The Team

justinJustin Cutter has had a diverse array of life experiences that have added to his knowledge and skill base. From three years as a monk in India to living and working on a schooner in Hawaii, to working as Co-Director of Programs in Japan for the David Lynch Foundation, he has always pursued work for the betterment of humankind and the environment. Working closely with John Jeavons (founder of GROW BIOINTENSIVE sustainable agriculture) in 2009 and 2010, Justin helped found the Green Belt Team for teaching Biointensive sustainable farming in developing nations, and set up the mini-farm site for their internship on California’s Mendocino Coast.

CONTACT: justin@compassgreenproject.org

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Compass Green For Sale

After 8 years on the road and nearly 60,000 students taught, Compass Green’s founder, Justin Cutter is looking to transition out of Compass Green. Which means that this big beautiful mobile greenhouse project could be yours! If your organization is … Continue reading