Due to COVID restrictions, more people are staying at home - and eating all of their meals there. As a result, we received an unprecedented amount of fruit & veg scraps during the month of July and our compost bins and storage bays are full to capacity.
Immature compost may contain substances damaging to plants. It also requires nitrogen and oxygen to break down. If added to a garden bed, it will compete with the plants for these elements. So we need to wait at least a few months before the compost is ready to use. If additional fruit & veg scraps are added to the existing bins, it will prolong the time required for the compost to mature.
In the meantime, why not consider getting your own compost bin for you home or your block of units? Or perhaps a worm farm that can live on a porch or patio?
We look forward to being able to reopen our compost program but, realistically, it could be a few months.
Composting is a great way to turn your fruit & veg scraps into rich soil matter.
If you don't have your own compost bin or worm farm, why not participate in the garden's Curly Community Compost program? You'll be helping the garden while reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
To participate in the program, drop by the garden during one of our working bees, Saturdays 9-11am or Wednesdays 3-5pm, to pick up a bucket and undergo a brief orientation.
To ensure the health of our compost, participants are kindly asked to:
For more information or if you are interested in participating but unable to drop by during a working bee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few excellent resources to help get you started: