SOS: Save our Scraps

Thank you for your support. Join us this fall for garden compost and more.

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Finished compost give-away dates

Garden compost events will be held on the following dates at the Lower Hackett Community Garden compost drop-off site. Please bring containers/buckets. First come, first served. Volunteers will assist with loading bins. Email if you'd like to volunteer - we're looking for 2 to 4 volunteers both days.

  • Tuesday, September 27th. 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, October 8th. 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Pumpkin Party composting

October 9th | 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

We're volunteering at the downtown Pumpkin Party again. Jack-o-lantern "guts" will make their way to our site. A good reminder that YOU can compost your pumpkin guts too.

BUT we'll need your help. Please sign up to volunteer HERE (scroll to Oct. 9th): shifts are 11:30 - 1:30, and 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

Check out these 1917 wartime posters out of Smithsonian Magazine - the message is timeless, don't waste food. And compost the rest.

Which is your favorite vintage anti-food waste poster?
Food - Don't Waste it!
Can all you Can
Lick the Platter Clean

Save the seeds

Seed saving is an important component of food justice and to the grow-your-own garden lifestyle. It's also a way to save scraps before they end up in the compost heap. Here's our short video on why to save seeds, and our blog post with quick tips on how to do it with different veggies.

Garden workshops

Stay tuned for a free workshop at the Lower Hackett Community Garden this November. Learn a little more about cover cropping, compost application, and tips to keep soil healthy

Keep in touch through our Instagram page, or follow-up emails.