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RE: beer residue ok for compost?


Comrades,

So much for beer. Has that marvelous, inspiring film about community based
agriculture in Northern England entitled, "Saving Grace?" 

Best wishes,
Adam

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Fred Conrad [SMTP:fgconrad@acfb.org]
> Sent:	Friday, September 08, 2000 3:16 PM
> To:	'Yvonne Savio'; community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	RE: [cg] 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.
> 
> fgc
> 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?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> 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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