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RE: compost

To All:
The community garden I direct here in Huntsville, Alabama receives great support from the city.  Last year, I had them deliver 5 dump truckloads of composted mulch from their leaf collection.  Our 1/3 acre garden was totally mulched with about 4 to 5 inches of 2 year old composted leaves.  Their landscape dept cuts the grass surrounding the garden (10 minutes per week with their large mowers) and they provide  us with a "Big Jonnie" (portalet) from April till Sept.  All of these   services are at no charge..  

Of course, our harvest of 18,000+ lbs help feed over 7,000 of our county's elderly and homebound. This comes from an all volunteer garden operating under the auspices of a non-profit organization called CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound). 

Most cities who have a composting operation or entities within your community who perform composting would support a "community garden" effort.  If your community doesn't have a leaf collection (composting) operation, call on your local Master Gardeners.  They should help you out with advice or possibly volunteerism.  

Please review our garden operation at www.casagarden.com

                           Good luck with all your efforts,      

                               Jim Call, Volunteer Garden Director
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Diane Dodge" <dianefaydodge@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:03:11 -0600

><P>Hi fellow composting comrades,</P>
><P>Ramsey County(St. Paul, MN and suburbs) has an extensive system of compost sites where citizens can drop off soft bodied yard waste and pick up finished compost and wood chip mulch for free.  And if you have a community garden and can talk fast, you can usually find someone from the city or county who will get it delivered for free to your cg.</P>
><P>And Adam, composting is bigger than the rumba and the meringue in Cuba!</P>
><P>Diane Dodge, proud new member of ACGA</P>
><P><BR><BR> </P></DIV>
><DIV></DIV>>From: "Honigman, Adam" <ADAM.HONIGMAN@BOWNE.COM>
><DIV></DIV>>To: "'Fred Conrad'" <FRED.CONRAD@ACFB.ORG>, community_garden@mallorn.com 
><DIV></DIV>>Subject: RE: [cg] compost 
><DIV></DIV>>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 16:33:50 -0500 
><DIV></DIV>>Even mean old NYC provides X-mas tree mulch from the Dept. of Sanitation to 
><DIV></DIV>>Parks and via Greenthumb to Greenthumb community gardens. There are compost 
><DIV></DIV>>deliveries that are sometimes made to Greenthumb community gardens via 
><DIV></DIV>>Greenthumb ( a part of the NYC Council on the Environment.) 
><DIV></DIV>>You'll have to discuss that with Edie Stone, new Greenthumb head honcho on 
><DIV></DIV>>the mechanics of that. 
><DIV></DIV>>Best wishes, 
><DIV></DIV>>Adam Honigman 
><DIV></DIV>> > -----Original Message----- 
><DIV></DIV>> > From: Fred Conrad [SMTP:fred.conrad@acfb.org] 
><DIV></DIV>> > Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 4:28 PM 
><DIV></DIV>> > To: community_garden@mallorn.com 
><DIV></DIV>> > Subject: [cg] compost 
><DIV></DIV>> > 
><DIV></DIV>> > i was asked by a friend at city hall if Atlanta is the only city with a 
><DIV></DIV>> > yard trimmings diversion program that makes compost available for free to 
><DIV></DIV>> > community gardens, delivered even. anybody else out there getting 
><DIV></DIV>> > municipal compost? 
><DIV></DIV>> > 
><DIV></DIV>> > 
><DIV></DIV>> > fgc 
><DIV></DIV>> > Community Garden Coordinator 
><DIV></DIV>> > Atlanta Community Food Bank 
><DIV></DIV>> > 970 Jefferson Street, NW 
><DIV></DIV>> > Atlanta, GA 30318 
><DIV></DIV>> > 
><DIV></DIV>>community_garden maillist - community_garden@mallorn.com 
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Jim Call
Volunteer CASA Garden Director
Huntsville, Alabama


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