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Compost for your GardenAnd there you have it. Compost - good for the environment, good for the community and, ultimately, good for your garden.
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Sifted CompostRich sifted compost for your garden.
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Sifting the CompostMaterial gets sifted to break down the clods. Trash and sticks are also removed and placed in the appropriate cans.
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Compost Ready for UseThe compost is available when the wall of the Ready bay has been removed.
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Ready SignThe Ready sign indicates which of the three bays is ready for use.
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Compost TemperatureIt is important that the compost temperature heats up to between 140°-160° Fahrenheit in order to kill weed seeds and pathogenic organisms.
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Sharing Gourmet CompostGourmet Compost is also shared with other community organizations, gardens and local schoools. Here volunteers from Community Services Unlimited, Inc. pick up a load (check out their website at www.csuinc.org).
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OVF Composting ProgramOcean View Farms has a comprehensive composting program which benefits the garden, the community and the environment (WRAP award winners for over a decade).
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Stable Waste PitsAt the top of the garden are two large pits which contain stable waste (a mixture of horse manure, wood shavings, straw, etc.).
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Watering the DeliveryWatering helps the composting process and keeps the dust down.
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Stable Waste Pits (Front End)Gates in front of the two pits keep the material from spilling out.
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Open for BusinessWhen the stable waste is ready for use the gate is removed.
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