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Turning the Material363 viewsIt takes three turns over several months before the material is finally ready. Hard work but very satisfying when finished.Aug 26, 2009
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Covered Compost Bays338 viewsCompost bays are kept covered to keep the moisture from evaporating. It also helps elevate the temperature of the material which accelerates the composting process.Aug 26, 2009
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Completed Beginning Bay343 viewsDepending on the season and volume of material it takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to completely fill a Beginning bay. Once a Beginning bay in one row has been filled the crew moves on to the next Beginning bay.Aug 26, 2009
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Stable Waste374 viewsThe crew mixes in stable waste with the shredded material then it all gets watered thoroughly. Moisture helps keep the bacteria in the manure alive so they can break down the green waste. Composting needs all three components (green waste, manure and water) to be successful.Aug 26, 2009
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Stable Waste353 viewsStable waste is moved to the edge of the composting bay.Aug 26, 2009
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Stable Waste352 viewsRaw stable waste is brought down from the upper bins and piled near composting bays for the convenience of the crew.Aug 26, 2009
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Sifted Dirt349 viewsDirt sifted from the green garden waste on Tuesday is moved from the shredding platform into the compost bay.Aug 26, 2009
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Green Waste - Farmer's Markets379 viewsGreen waste from local farmer's markets is also composted.Aug 26, 2009
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Green Waste - Farmer's Markets352 viewsFarmer's market green waste going into the compost bays.Aug 26, 2009
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Shredded Green Waste350 viewsShredded green waste is moved to the composting bays where it gets another dose of water.Aug 26, 2009
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Composting Crew - Saturdays - 9:00 a.m.352 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.Aug 26, 2009
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Compost Bays353 viewsThe compost area consists of 3 rows with 4 compost bays in each row.Aug 26, 2009
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