Compost Happens : Recycle-Mania
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|ˈkämˌpōst| noun
 decayed organic material
used as a plant fertilizer
 a mixture of decayed
organic material with loam
and/or other ingredients,
used as a growing
medium
BASICS
 Compost consists of (roughly) 50/50 ratio of green matter and brown matter
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Compost is a soil amendment, replenishing nutrients back into the earth
Decreases the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, reducing ocean acidification
COMPOST METHODS
 Vermicomposting (worms) - http://compost.css.cornell.edu/worms/steps.html
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UYac_8rWec&feature=youtu.be
 Tumbler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BE6glQpEpQ (compostiscool.com)
 Pile/bin - http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost_bin_build.htm
OTHER RESOURCES
 http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/factsheets.htm
 http://www.epa.gov/foodrecovery/tools/
 http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu
Above website is a wealth of local resources.
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Hillsborough County IFAS Extension Office
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00pm
PH: (813) 744-5519; Fax: (813) 744-5776
5339 County Rd 579, Seffner, FL, 33584-3334
[email protected]
If you can’t compost at home, some
community gardens will accept food waste
donation. Some community gardens are
free to participate, some have a yearly fee
($30-50) and you get your own plot.
* You can freeze food waste until you
have time to donate to garden so you don’t
have rotting food in your house.
Sweetwater Organic Farm
6942 West Comanche Ave
Tampa, Florida 33634
813.887.4066
[email protected]
http://sweetwater-organic.org
The Sustainable Living Project
918 West Sligh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
[email protected]
http://tampabayharvest.org/sustainability
Seminole Heights Community Garden
6011 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
http://seminoleheightscommunitygarden.org
Whitwam Organics
7409 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
813.803.0024
http://whitwamorganics.com
Tampa Heights Community Garden
605 East Frances Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
[email protected]
http://tampaheightscommunitygarden.com
Temple Terrace Community Gardens
405 South Riverhills Dr
Temple Terrace, Florida 33617 OR (2 locations)
6925 East Fowler Ave
Temple Terrace, Florida 33617
[email protected]
http://templeterracecommunitygarden.org
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Compost Happens Workshop Handout