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Woody Green WasteWoody, sticky and/or thorny materials are piled on the left-hand side near the black fence.
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Watering the DeliveryWatering helps the composting process and keeps the dust down.
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WaterWater is a valued resource at Ocean View Farms.
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Turning the MaterialIt takes three turns over several months before the material is finally ready. Hard work but very satisfying when finished.
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Turning the MaterialMaterial being turned from the first Intermediate bay into the second Intermediate bay. This aerates the material to keep the organisms alive that keep the composting breakdown going.
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Turning ScheduleThe material is turned on a regular basis. Careful notes are kept about when the material is flipped from one bay to another.
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Tuesday BreaktimeThe Gourmet Composting and Shredding crews enjoy coffee and snacks when they are finished. It is a great time to socialize with fellow garden members.
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Trash in the Stable WasteSamples of trash found in the stable waste. Metal and glass are especially dangerous as they can injure the crew and/or damage the equipment.
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Trash in Green WasteSamples of trash found in the green waste. Metal and glass objects are especially dangerous for the crew and equipment if they get into the shredder.
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Trash CanAny trash or foreign objects found in the composted material should be placed in the trash can.
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Toro TractorDumping stable waste onto the sorting table.
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Toro TractorStable waste is moved from the pits to the sorting table using a Toro tractor. That is steam rising from the material.
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