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Spigot - City Water331 viewsCity water is used if water from the Fralo tank is unavailable.
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MacKissic Shredder318 viewsAfter the shredding is done the MacKissic is rolled back into the shed.
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Shredding Pile Finished328 viewsOnce all of the green waste has been shredded and watered the pile is complete.
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Covering the Shredded Pile330 viewsThe pile is completely covered to keep the moisture in until the Composting Crew builds it into the compost bays on Saturday morning. Until then the material will heat up and begin to decompose.
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Compost Temperature428 viewsIt 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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Tuesday Breaktime332 viewsThe 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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Composting Crew - Saturdays - 9:00 a.m.324 viewsVolunteers meet every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the lower composting area to build compost. All garden members are welcome to participate. Sturdy shoes and gloves are recommended.
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Compost Bays327 viewsThe compost area consists of 3 rows with 4 compost bays in each row.
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Compost Bays345 viewsEach row of bays has a Beginning Bay (far right-hand side), two Intermediate Bays and a Ready Bay (left-hand side of the picture).
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Sifted Dirt319 viewsDirt sifted from the green garden waste on Tuesday is moved from the shredding platform into the compost bay.
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Green Waste - Farmer's Markets347 viewsGreen waste from local farmer's markets is also composted.
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Green Waste - Farmer's Markets328 viewsFarmer's market green waste going into the compost bays.
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