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Green Waste Piles297 viewsThe combined piles can get very big especially in the summer months. All of this will eventually end up in garden plots as compost rather than in landfills.
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Farmer's Market Green Waste335 viewsGreen waste from local farmer's markets is also composted.
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False Garlic - Noxious Weed354 viewsFalse garlic is one of the noxious weeds which should not be put in the compost. Plants should be thrown out in one of the green waste trash bins.
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False Garlic364 viewsFalse garlic has little bulbs each of which can break off and create a new plant. The bulbs do not break down in the composting process.
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Nutgrass - Noxious Weed355 viewsNutgrass is another noxious weed which does not break down during the composting process.
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Nutgrass365 viewsNutgrass is a rhizome which puts out runners to create a network of new plants.
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Nutgrass377 viewsIf left unchecked Nutgrass will spread out as a dense mat that is difficult to remove.
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Green Waste Trash Bin352 viewsTrash bin for noxious weeds in the upper composting area. All noxious weeds should be put in the green waste bins which are handled separately when they are picked up.
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Green Waste Trash Bins350 viewsTrash bins for noxious weeds in the lower composting area.
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Shredding Crew - Tuesdays - 7:00 a.m.347 viewsEvery Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. volunteers meet in the lower composting area and shred the green waste pile which has accumulated during the past week. All garden members are welcome to participate. Visible in this photo are the green waste pile, sifting screen, shredder and concete pad on which the shredded material will be piled.
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MacKissic Shredder334 viewsThe MacKissic Shredder is kept in the shredder shed with other composting tools.
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MacKissic Shredder331 viewsMoving the shredder into position on the concrete pad below the sifting screen.
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