Urban Gardening

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Photography by Karen Schuld - Instagram #sproutsinthehood

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Making Compost through Collaboration

With the help of Thomas McQuillan of Baldor Specialty Foods and Sung and Paul from the Bronx Green-Up's Grow Greens class, I was able to fill up a compost bin with 3 huge pails of Baldor's watermelon and cantaloupe rind at the Hunts Point Park and Recreation Center.  Sung and Paul mixed in leave and dead branches to give us an ideal ratio of carbon and nitrogen materials. Now it is up to the microorganisms to break the mixture down into a rich humus material for the plants.  Great team effort!

Baldor's Specialty Food Delivering Buckets of Compost Material
Thomas McQuillan of SparCs - Division of Baldor Specialty Foods
Close-up of Rinds for Compost Bin
Adding Green Nitrogen Rich Material to Bin
Rinds with Leaves
 Empty Buckets
Watermelon Rinds on Top of Leaves
Paul is mixing  leaves, branches, and rinds together
Sung is cutting down the rind into little pieces

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