Contacts & Kudos

Contact Alexis Wilcox for services:

alexis@ducktruckcomposting.com

203-494-8342

Contact my mother for a character reference:

cathywilcox@gmail.com 🙂

The Duck Truck Composting workshop will lead off Massaro Community Farm’s 2013 organic land care series that will cover nurturing backyard pollinators and planting an edible landscape, among others. While reservations for this first workshop are not required, calling (203) 736-1053 to hold your spot will help us in planning.

The Duck Truck Composting is the brainchild of Alexis Wilcox, a teacher, master gardener and composter who offers a host of landscaping services, including light chain-sawing, chicken coop building and garden layout and installation. The Duck Truck, a traveling compost workspace based in Hamden, was born when Alexis affixed a number of rescued plastic ducks to the outside of the truck. Now, Alexis makes numerous appearances throughout the year educating both kids and adults on the ease and benefits of diverting our green scraps to the compost pile for repurposing. Alexis is also a big proponent of using worms to eat your compostable materials.

Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit farm on a 57-acre parcel of land in Woodbridge, Connecticut, 15 minutes northwest of New Haven. Our mission is to keep farming, feed people, and build community. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for generations to come. Our full programming calendar and details can be found at www.massarofarm.org.

Hi Alexis,
I just wanted to send a belated thank you from the Guilford Fund for Education.  We appreciated you coming to our Duck Race and Educational Fair.  We were very impressed by the displays of all of the organizations and were thrilled by the diversity.   I was happy to have you there teaching about composting.  I am going to bring your name up at the next meeting of the “Green Team” in hopes of getting you in to the schools.  It was nice to meet you!
Thank you very much!
Linda

Hi Alexis,

Just want to thank you for the GORGEOUS job you did in our yard on Wednesday.  The bed, edged with stones, looks beautiful.  I was so surprised and excited when I saw it.  Thanks again. You do beautiful work!

Best regards, Kate

Dear Alexis,

We just have to thank you for rescuing our efforts to start a Children’s Garden at Troup School. We almost gave up. We had been promised or offered rototill help from the school, the neighbors and other places but in the end, 24 hours before the second graders descended with trowels, seedlings and seeds, you and only you came through to soften the soil and work in the compost. It was like magic. A miracle. An angel with a rototiller instead of a harp.

In great appreciation,

Eileen O’Donnell, the other Chapelseed gardeners, the children, and families of Troup School.

Wormpost Workshops! Here’s a link to an article written after Alexis and Dana’s highly entertaining exhibit on what to do with your worms, and which compost system is right for you! Cheers! Thanks for reading!



5 Responses to “Contacts & Kudos”

  1. catherine says:

    Hi. i’ve been composting successfully for a few years.I’ve always had a good amount of huge worms in the compost. I tried the indoor multi level bin with bought worms but wasn’t successful so i dumped them into my regular compost pile.This past summer i notice i wasn’t seeing any worms at all where when turning the pile. Can you tell me why? I didn’t do anything different except what i mentioned above regarding adding the indoor stuff from the failed indoor compost early in the year. thanks

    • lexywilcox says:

      the indoor bin takes a little longer to get used to. how finished was your compost this summer when you were turning it? was it nearly done? there are fewer and fewer worms the closer the compost gets to done. and if you’ve been working the same pile for a few years, you might be there! adding your indoor contents to the outdoor pile would not interfere with the existing pile, unless you received some sort of worm-killing mutant invasive worms! but you’d at least see THEM! 😉 the worms go hide when the pile gets too hot too, they go down for cooler stuff! otherwise they’d get cooked, and melt into the pile, in which case you STILL wouldn’t see them!

  2. Lorie Pill says:

    Hi Alexis,
    You came to our school last year for earth week, and did a wonderful hands on project with our second graders. I was hoping you were available again this April. Please let me know your availability for the week the 22nd possibly. Thank you Lorie Pill @ Daisy Ingraham School, Westbrook

  3. ducktruck_admin says:

    Hey Lex… this is Sam. I’m just trying to see if the comment thing is working correctly. Email if/when you get this comment. Don’t worry, I’ll delete it from the site. EMAIL ME!!!

  4. Marsha Rabe says:

    Consider this a major kudos.

    It was late April, no rain and no energy to mulch. So I called Lexy for mulch assistance, we set a date, and the next thing I knew, it was raining every day. I thought, “Oh, it’s unlikely Lexy and crew will show up in the rain.” But then, I didn’t think about how “unlikely” Duck Truck Composting is, by definition. Despite light showers and dark skies, Lexy and Dana appeared as promised and began to mulch away. Then the downpour began. Being reasonable human beings, they stopped for the day and said they would return on the following Thursday. That was fine with me.

    Thursday. More rain. But they returned as promised and with one more crew member, they finished the two-and-half yards of mulch, wet but in typically good spirits

    Bottom line: Lexy and company did an excellent job, were more than responsible, and turned the gardens into lovely, finished sites. Thank you very much, you little ducklings. You’ll be hearing from me again, for sure!

    Marsha
    Guilford



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