Hey neighbors! Here’s a quick announcement below!
The Chimborazo Playground Community Garden is partnering with Natural Organic Compost Enterprises (NOPE) to upscale our composting! We are inviting neighbors to bring their compostable refuse to our drop-off can be located within our garden (near the corner of 31st Street and E Grace Street). The materials will be picked up every Tuesday and transported to a local commercial composting facility, and we will earn “compost credits” to get some of the material back in the form of yummy soil. This will expand what materials can be composted and solve the problems we were having with inappropriate materials put in our bins. We will still have our compost bin on-site; this is an expansion! We would also love donations to help pay for this service. 2021 will be a pilot to see how it goes.
Donations (to help pay for the composting service, can rental, and informational signage yet to be made) can be made online through EnRichmond, at https://enrichmond.org/partners/chimborazo-playground-community-garden/
Find out more about NOPE at https://www.nopeva.com