Youth-focused group Global Inheritance has teamed up with hip-hoppers The Roots to get composting into schools across the U.S. As part of the Feed Your Roots campaign, elementary, middle, and high schools who develop composting programs will have the chance to win a Roots compost bin autographed by the band.

To enter, students/teachers must submit a detailed outline of the composting program as well as promotional materials. Entries are due May 1, and the Roots bins will be awarded later that month. See the Feed Your Roots site for more information.

During a pre-Grammy jam session, artists and celeb-types made their way to a special green room to sign a Roots compost bin that will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Feed Your Roots campaign. Below the fold, some images from the event (courtesy Global Inheritance):

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Black Thought
The Roots’ Black Thought doesn’t have to think twice about signing a bin.

Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington admires the anatomy of his John Hancock.

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Don’t phunk with ‘Pea’s signature.

Jill Scott
Jill Scott takes a long walk over to the compost bin.

Matisyahu is all about the youth.

Common testifies.

There’s no question that ?uestlove wants to be involved.