Monday, March 31, 2008

Compost!

I had some friends over for brunch yesterday. We of course used lots of fresh veggies and fruit, which created a decent amount of composting scrap. I saved a big bag of apple and potato peels, tied it up and put it in my freezer and thought nothing of it. But one friend just looked questioningly at me - my friends know I don't throw anything away, but apple peels?

I found out recently that the Union Square Green Market will take compost every day they're open which is 4 x a week. It's a way better solution than experimenting with compost in my mini patio at my small Brooklyn pad.

They offered a great tip - to freeze the compost on the off days you're not stopping by the market; thus my freezer bag of compost. Not only does this create great new soil, rather than landfilling it - it also keeps the little garbage I do generate from getting smelly.

Some people have 7 year old blackberries in their freezer and others... compost.

6 comments:

shannon said...

yeah, we saw that service when we were in town and stopped by that market. meant to say something to you about it.

MeaganMonster said...

That is such a cool idea.
We don't have anything like that here in my small city... but perhaps when I get some land I can set it up!

I'm going to try the mini compost on my balcony (it gets a lot of direct afternoon sun so it will keep even a tiny composter warm).

tiffanytomato said...

Hey - Shannon - yeah I was able to sniff out the compost on my own. And when I mean sniff...

And Meagan (the composting monster?) has some great composting resources on her blog here http://thewomanmonster.blogspot.com/2008/03/fantastic-balcony-compost-project.html

The Green Cat said...

So glad to know I'm not the only person who does this! I keep a bag of scraps in my freezer too and haul them down to Union Square once a month or so. I live in a small studio so composting just isn't practical for me and I'm glad to have a place to drop it off!

Nicola - Keyboard Queen said...

Why don't you start a worm compost bin Tiffany? We have one, and we freeze our peelings 1st before it goes in the worm bin, to kill fruit flies :) .

We made ours out of an old rubbermaid tote box, drilled holes in the sides. There's always people (up here in Edmonton anyways) giving away the worms on Freecycle.

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