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RE: beer residue ok for compost?

gee, this is a popular topic.  locally, a gardener at the Monroe Community
Gardener (Greg Fenn) does home-brew and grows as much of his own hops as he
can.  his compost is excellent, and after the fifth or sixth sample, i
usually think his beer is excellent also.  i agree with the other sender who
said the solids break down swiftly in the compost pile.

at the food bank, i have two derelicts who pour out stale beer and wine into
my planters and that seems to do pretty well, too, except it attracts ants.
i guess skunked beer isn't technically a beer residue, though.

Community Garden Coordinator
Atlanta Community Food Bank
970 Jefferson Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30318

-----Original Message-----
From: Yvonne Savio [mailto:ydsavio@ucdavis.edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 3:51 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] beer residue ok for compost?

One of our community gardeners would like to know whether the residue from 
beer making (spent hops and yeast) was good for compost.  It'd certainly be 
another great "used up" local biproduct to recycle!

Does anyone have any knowledge/experience/suggestions?


Yvonne Savio
Common Ground Garden Program Manager
University of California Cooperative Extension in Los Angeles County
2 Coral Circle, Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone:	323-838-4532
Fax:		(323) 838-7408
Email:		ydsavio@ucdavis.edu
Website:	celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

Volunteers of the Common Ground Garden Program--Master Gardeners, Master 
Food Preservers, Gardening Angels (school gardens), and Community 
Gardens--help low-income county residents grow more of their own food.  

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