Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Got Compost: "KETCHUP" on the Million Tomato Campaign (pun inte...: Back in April we shared news of the US Composting Council’s Million Tomato Compost Campaign - a nationwide drive to boost the soil hea...
Back in April we shared news of the US Composting Council’s Million Tomato Compost
Since then, the team from E&G and Harvest Blend has joined with 10 Central Coast community gardens; donating more than 2,500 cubic feet of premium Harvest Blend Compost, nearly 1,000 tomato seedlings (plus additional veggie transplants and gardening supplies) to this project!
Of course the main focus of the campaign was to grow fresh, healthy produce for donation to local food banks, and we’re happy to report some gardens will be harvesting soon, but there’s another side to this story. We’ve watched organic matter (in the form of compost) transform dry, compacted areas of land into nutrient rich soil; creating productive gardens that will soon be bursting with ripe, red tomatoes!
Participating in this campaign has been exciting and rewarding, and we thank all the hard working men, women and children who’ve joined together to help us reach our goal. Folks at the US Composting Council will keep us posted on ‘The Count,’ and let us know when we’ve reached ONE MILLION TOMATOES, so stay tuned.
Email for more info on this program, or to find out if your community garden qualifies for a compost donation.