Morgan Coffinger is a food waste recycling consultant and eco-entrepreneur, who is passionate about empowering others to radically reduce waste, heal our precious soil, and grow our local food production. Morgan graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Affairs, and embraced the power of global grassroots movements as a monumental force for healing our fractured food systems and societies. So after a short stint working hard for the Southwest Conservation Corps in Colorado living in nature and preserving trails, she moved to Maui to become a farmer. While working on a small family farm, she discovered a Japanese style of composting, known internationally as Bokashi composting, which changed her forever. In her eyes, Bokashi composting is a powerful solution to recycle large amounts of food waste, quickly, without the need of water, back into the soil to produce nutrient-dense food for ourselves and others.
After joining forces with Maui Bokashi on Maui, she helped compost musician, Jack Johnson’s food waste backstage, toured the island building gardens and teaching children, and ultimately returned to her desert home, Arizona, to boost the movement there.
At 26, she started her own business, Bokashi Evolution, selling indoor compost kits and handcrafted Bokashi compost accelerator. She has given numerous workshops at schools, universities, festivals, businesses, farmers markets, and has even spoken at Ignite Phoenix in 2014 with her presentation, “My Microbes Bring All the Boys to the Yard” where she reflects on how understanding soil health can lead to a higher consciousness.
In February 2015, Morgan travelled to New Zealand to shoot a documentary about the food waste recycling movement and how the Waste Minimization Act of 2008 made New Zealand the first country in the world to support a zero-waste policy. Her film is projected to be finished by 2016, titled, “Compost Evolved.”
Morgan is a radical food movement revolutionary, devoted to empowering others to heal themselves by healing our soil, and currently resides in Park City, Utah.