This week we broke grounds at our new composting hub at Buckeye farm of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. We had the help of 15 part time employees from the Garden’s Green Corps, who go to Cleveland Metropolitan School District. They dug our first 100 square foot active compost area and began to dump our first load of coffee grounds from Dunkin Donuts, mixed with brewery waste from Great Lakes Brewery, and yard waste from the farm.
We will finish the 100 square foot square this week and begin planning and design of the rest of the 200 square foot exemption of Ohio EPA Class II waste recycling.
Sod, dirt, and weeds were flying as we cleared the area. Four Green Corps staff stood at the corners, while others mixed the active pile with dry, carbon-rich, material. We are excited about our new partnership with Cleveland Botanical Garden as we make good compost together!