West 104th Street Garden

June 23, 2011

Compost Committee In Action

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Part of the Compost Committee’s project goals for 2011 involve expanding the West 104th Street Community Garden composting operation to include participation by neighboring non-garden members. Toward this end, compost committee members posted literature about the project and distributed the flyers in the neighborhood. A drop off barrel was installed in the garden’s eastern lot to receive compostable donations from neighbors – primarily fruit and vegetable scraps.

Another aspect of this year’s project involves giving back some of the garden’s freshly-made compost to area street tree wells most in need of soil improvement. The garden’s Street Tree Committee identified a nearby tree pit and tree (!) in need of TLC.

By early June 2011, the first compost was harvested and distributed. The following pictures tell the story.

4 9 2011 1st compost work day cutting up old cornstalks

1st compost work day cutting up old cornstalks (2011-April-09)

Compost delivery to street tree Jean Jaworek and Susan Yarnell (2011-June-04)

Compost delivery to street tree Jean Jaworek and Susan Yarnell (2011-June-04)

Paula Gifford and Bridget Johnston sorting greens and browns (2011-June-15)

Paula Gifford and Bridget Johnston sorting greens and browns (2011-June-15)

Susan Yarnell prepping compost for screening

Susan Yarnell prepping compost for screening

Jean Jaworek and Susan Yarnell and street tree

Jean Jaworek and Susan Yarnell and street tree

Manhattan Ave W 104 street tree with compost and mulch

Manhattan Ave W 104 street tree with compost and mulch

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