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Re: compost

Meanwhile, just up the road in Charlotte, we have an outstanding municipal 
(county run) composting operation with a beautiful, all-plant-based compost, 
but they charge everyone who wants it - and the price just went up (the old 
price was about $20/yd3). What happens, though, is that the city buys 
compost, which it then sometimes delivers, for free, to the 8 or so gardens 
of our single, church-run, community garden program. In some cases, delivery 
never happens, so 10-10-10 is now the dominant source of fertility. We have 
given a couple of composting classes at one of the gardens and tried to get 
more intensive community garden-based composting programs set up, but human 
factors have interferred so far. We never give up. Maybe this year???

Don B. in Charlotte NC

In a message dated 2/27/01 4:35:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com writes:

> Fred:
>  Even mean old NYC provides X-mas tree mulch from the Dept. of Sanitation to
>  Parks and via Greenthumb to Greenthumb community gardens. There are compost
>  deliveries that are sometimes made to Greenthumb community gardens via
>  Greenthumb ( a part of the NYC Council on the Environment.) 
>  You'll have to discuss that with Edie Stone, new Greenthumb head honcho on
>  the mechanics of that.
>  Best wishes,
>  Adam Honigman

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