Community gardens are where people go to grow and compost is great for growing. If there’s a compost pile, it’s likely the food waste is a welcome addition. If you’re not making your own compost, a community garden is a great way to see how your compostables become fertilizer for nutritious, organic produce.
- CompoKeeper (for collecting food waste in the kitchen)
- Mode of transportation
- Google “community garden” in your local area and pick one that you’d like to give your compost to.
- Get in touch with an organizer to let them know you want to compost and ask if they have an active system set up for composting.
- Learn how they prefer their compost, which days to bring it by and which types of waste they’ll accept.
- When you’ve gotten approval, schedule time into your week to take compost over to the community garden.
- Be sure to stop and smell the roses, or even become a member and grow your own.
Trash to Treasure:
- Check out our list of what can be composted (and what can’t)!
- Check to see which, if any, additional items your municipality/composting service will accept.
- Find a neighbor who wants to compost too and suggest working together to make the trip to the facility on alternating weeks.