Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Gardening with Bronx Green-Up: Making Compost through Colaboration: 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...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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|
|Watermelon Rinds on Top of Leaves|
|Paul is mixing leaves, branches, and rinds together|
|Sung is cutting down the rind into little pieces|