Sustainable Spirits is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the North Carolina Composting Council.  It started in June 2013 rotating around the [expanded] Triangle and statewide through different establishments creating a space for people to gather, meet each other, and engage in fun and meaningful conversations in venues that support our environmental commitment to composting and as near zero waste as possible.  

Sustainable Spirits is free, unstructured, and open to everyone interested in anything from renewable energy and civic engagement to green building, organic farming, and beyond!  


Our next Sustainable Spirits is Thursday, April 20th, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm at:

Mystic Farm & Distillery

1212 N Mineral Springs Rd in Durham

This is one of our most popular venues!  Jireh Family Farm will be open for us right next door.

Great conversation, Door Prizes, Good times!


Our May Sustainable Spirits is our annual Plant Swap on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at Dos Taquitos in Raleigh.


  To learn about future gatherings and other events that the NC Composting Council will be hosting or participating in please visit our event calendar or visit and follow us on Eventbrite Page.  


To receive email invitions, please fill out this form.

If you would like to sponsor or organize an event in your community, get in touch with the organizers.

Sponsor a Sustainable Spirits gathering!

Each Sustainable Spirits event is sponsored by a local company or organization that cares about the soils and natural life of North Carolina.  The hallmark of the sponsorship program is exposure to your target audience.  Each Sustainable Spirits gathering is announced by email to a list of nearly 1000 interested people, it is publicized on our website and is announced through social media.  The sponsor’s name and logo is posted on all publicity emails and the web page and will be added to our permanent list of Sustainable Spirits sponsors on our web page. On the evening of the event, the sponsor may set up a banner or small table (depending on space) and hand out informational materials.  The sponsor’s representative is given time for a short presentation about the business, their core values, and goals.  Staff and friends of the sponsor are invited to take part in the evening – it’s their party too!  Three sponsorship levels

  • The sponsorship, as outlined above, requires a donation of $100.
  • The sponsor may choose to provide hors d’oeuvres for the group for a $300 donation.  
  • Non-Profit organizations may sponsor at no cost.

All donations help support the work of the NC Composting Council in educating people about composting and promoting the use of compost to improve and preserve NC soils.

Numbers (June 2013 – March 2023) Nearly 10 years of events! 14 communities Ashville, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Elon, Greensboro, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh, RTP, Pittsboro, Saxapahaw, & Wilmington. 48 different venues 67 partner organizations 25 average attendance (except during the pandemic when we went virtual) 900+ email list with 27% email open rate! (non-profit average is 22%) 3,985+ attendance through all events 22,400+ online invitation visits   Fantastic Venues 86it | American Underground | Bond Brothers Brewery | Boulted Bread | Braeburn Farms | Brunswick Community College | Bull City Burger & Brewery | Bull City Solera | Busy Bee Café | Carolina Brewery | Circa 1888 | Clouds Brewing | Compass Rose Brewery | Crank Arm Brewery | Crosstown Pub | Crunkleton | Dram & Draught | Durty Bull Brewery | Endless Produce | Fair Game Beverages | Flytrap | Fullsteam Brewing | Girl Honey | Haw River Farmhouse Ales | Java Jive | Kickback Jack’s | Loading Dock Raleigh Market Hall-City Market | Mez | Mindful | Merchant Murphys Naturals | Mystery Brewing | Mystic Farm & Brewery | Natty Greenes | Naughty Penguin Tasting Room | Nickelpoint Brewery | Oaks & Spokes | Pelagic Beer & Wine | Piedmont Biofuels | Ponysaurus Brewing Co. | Raleigh Brewing Company | Raleigh City Farm | Raleigh Times | Regulator Brewery | Research Triangle Foundation | Roots | Tap & Table | The Crunkleton | The Eddy Pub | The Frontier | The Hive | The Oak House | The Optimist | The Pharmacy Cafe | The Pig | The Plant | The Roof at The Durham Hotel | The Wine Lounge | Top of the Hill TOPO Brewery and Restaurant | Trophy Brewing | Trophy Tap & Table | Tyler’s Taproom | Young At Heart Brewery | Young Hearts Distilling Our Wonderful Sponsors:  Abundance Foundation | BE NOW Organics | Brooks Contractor | Carolina Farm Stewardship Association | Caterpillar | Deep Roots Natives | Don’t Waste Durham | Duke Fuqua Net Impact Duke Nicholas Net Impact Durham Coop Market Durham Farm and Food Network | Durham Originals | Earth Heal/My Community Green Eastern Carolina Organics | EcoSafe Zero Waste | Elon University Office of Sustainability | Environmental Professionals of Color | Every Tray Counts | FoodFWD | Hungry Harvest | Jireh Family Farms | Kailyard Farms | Keep Durham Beautiful | McGill Environmental | NC B Corps | NC Business Council | NC Clean Technology Center | NC GreenPower | NC Solid Waste Association of North America | NC State University Business Sustainability Collaborative | NC State University | Net Impact | NC Sustainability Connection | NC Water Resources Association | Novozymes | Self-Help Credit Union | Sierra Club | Capital Area Chapter Slow Money | Smith Gardner Engineers | Southern Energy Management | Sustainable Duke | Sweeps | Sweet Peas Urban Gardens | Swinerton Builders | Toward Zero Waste | Town of Cary | Toxic Free NC | Triangle Food Makers | Triangle Land Conservancy | TS Designs | UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise | UNC Chapel Hill Recycling | US Green Building Council – Triangle Chapter | Vimala’s Curryblossom Café | Wake Tech Community College | Wetrock Farm | Yo

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