Otto Witt and Mary Rolling are all composters at Common Ground.
Our garden has compost bins. Maintaining them will be done by our garden compost group. These are members of the garden who have volunteered to manage the composting . If you would like to learn composting and join the compost group, please eamil us at
PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENT BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON COMPOSTING AT COMMON GROUND NRH COMMUNITY GARDEN
COMPOSTING AT COMMON GROUND NRH COMMUNITY GARDEN
Items that DO NOT go into the large compost collection bin:
No stalks larger than 1/2” in diameter and no longer than 3’. This would include okra plants, sunflower stalks or large squash vine bottoms. Plants with thorns such as blackberry and rose bushes (very unfriendly on our composter’s hands, even with gloves). Large items break down very slowly and our goal is to get compost made quickly so you can use it throughout the growing season.
Please DO NOT put Nuts sedge weed, Bermuda grass, mint, diseased or bug ridden plants into the compost bins. Please no animal matter of any kind.
Bag all of the above and place into or beside the two large 55gal. trash cans behind the compost area.
THINGS WE WANT FOR THE COMPOST INCLUDE:
Grass or leaves from your home can be used in the compost. Just place the bags of grass and/or leaves into the small left side collection bin next to the finished compost. Leave them bagged.
Disease/Pest free garden plot plant material.
If you have vegetables that are not good for consumption, please chop them up, dig a hole in one of the 6 square Shepard’s composting bins and cover with composting from that bin. Please do not bring food scraps from home. Too much of a good thing might attract unwanted critters.
REMEMBER, THAT COMPOST BENEFITS YOUR GARDEN BY SUPPLYING NUTRIENTS TO YOUR PLANTS.....SO HELP US BY WATCHING WHAT YOU BRING TO THE COMPOST AND WE COULD USE YOUR HELP, AT LEAST ONE TIME A MONTH...THIS WOULD HELP US GET THE 6 PILES TO YOU SOONER......MUCH THANKS, SANDRA TOTTY, OTTO WITT AND MARY ROLLINS. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org