Author Topic: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations  (Read 1874 times)

Offline scgardenweb

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Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:06 AM »
Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations

Do you want to recycle leaves, grass clippings, or vegetable kitchen waste? You are welcome to bring this material to Sunshine Gardens and deposit it in the appropriate clearly marked pile.

Please empty your collection containers (another opportunity, to recycle) for reuse.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept twigs, branches, or logs as we have no way to deal with them as nature cannot break them down quickly enough given our limited space.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2014, 05:13 AM by sharonrempert »

Offline randy

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Re: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 09:44 AM »
Our compost operation also cannot handle brush/branches from the garden itself - those tree limbs, rose branches, gnarly 3 inch diameter rosemary twigs need to end up in the
dumpster. Also ,while getting compost please take a bucket with so all the non organic material finds its way to the dumpster- it will save the garden from periodically sending volunteers on trash detail in the compost area.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2014, 06:47 AM by sharonrempert »

Offline Berkley

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Re: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 07:08 AM »
Anyone who hasn't visited the compost area recently should definitely do so. Thanks to a lot of hard work by dedicated volunteers, it's become a very user-friendly and productive place. 8)
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Offline Michael

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Re: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 04:55 PM »
I was looking for Black Soldier Flies but didn't find any in the pile... However, I did find an adult BSF in the garden, so they are definitely there.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:28 AM by sharonrempert »

Offline CharlotteBeeOrganic

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Re: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 11:17 AM »
Michael - Interesting that you found a BSF...but for those of us who are not entomologists...what is the significance of both looking for...and finding...one? Ta, ++cj

Offline Jeff Monks

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Re: Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 09:56 PM »
Charlotte, black soldier flies larvae are magnificent at breaking down waste and speeding up the composting process.  A large colony of BSF larvae will also keep other maggots out of the pile, reducing nuisance flies like houseflies.  The adult flies can't bite like blowflies and other biting flies, so they're a bit more pleasant (though still annoying!) to have around.  Also, they're a great protein source for chickens.