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Water378 viewsWater is a valued resource at Ocean View Farms.
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False Garlic - Noxious Weed376 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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Green Waste Trash Bins376 viewsTrash bins for noxious weeds in the lower composting area.
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Moving the Green Waste376 viewsMaterial is moved from the green waste pile to the sifting screen by the crew.
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Woody Green Waste376 viewsWoody, sticky and/or thorny materials are piled on the left-hand side near the black fence.
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Stable Waste376 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.
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Compost Bays374 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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Green Waste Trash Bin373 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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Shredding Crew - Tuesdays - 7:00 a.m.372 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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Lower Composting Area371 viewsOcean View Farms composts its garden (green) waste with the exception of noxious weeds. The green waste piles can be seen behind and to the left of the equipment sheds.
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Trash in Green Waste370 viewsSamples 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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Building the Shred Pile370 viewsAs the pile of green waste builds up it gets watered. Watering the material helps accelerate the composting process.
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