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.