Saturday, July 23, 2011
|Must have been a sour one!|
|We miss you Munchitrot!|
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Who ever knew that rotten food could be so exciting?!?
Sending a big thank you to EcoScraps for giving us such a generous deal on 10 cubic yards of compost. We're very happy to be using EcoScraps for a number of reasons:
- Very good quality compost - Plants grow better in EcoScraps compost than in soil using chemical fertilizers.
- No need to use chemical fertilizers - Yuck. Who wants to eat petroleum?
- Local company - EcoScraps was started by a couple of students in Utah.
- Sustainability - Last (but not least), EcoScraps uses food waste from restaurants and grocery stores to produce their compost. This business model saves a valuable resource from going to the landfill and provides an economic incentive for all involved.
Thanks also to Wasatch Community Gardens for all of the valuable training and resources as well as the grant we used to buy the compost and the drip irrigation system (soon to come).
And of course... thanks to our students and parent volunteers for their hard work getting the compost spread out and leveled! We're one step closer to growing food!
|EcoScraps delivering the compost|
|Gorilla Girl helps to spread it out|
|Cassandra and Cocoa The Destroyer declare victory!|
|Skippy and his father tilling the compost|