COMPOST. We make our own compost on the Farm (for use on the Farm only) in amounts not exceeding the statute limits of the State of Ohio Revised Code. FINISHED COMPOST may be used as a soil amendment when you plant and will be made available as supplies last. WE CANNOT MAKE OUR SUPER GOOD COMPOST FAST ENOUGH SO PLEASE HELP US! We are desperate for the following to make compost from: Vegetable and fruit scraps and peels from your kitchen (preferable cut up into 2” cubes or smaller ) Veggies and fruits that have “gone bad” in your fridge Left-over cooked veggies, in water only (no sauces or butter) Egg shells, preferable rinsed out Nut shells Coffee grounds (paper filters included) Tea Bags (strings, staples & tags removed; paper teabags are fine) Rabbit litter or back-yard chicken litter (NOTE: NO other pet litter is safe.) PLEASE: NO PLASTIC BAGS or OTHER PLASTIC, MEAT SCRAPS, DAIRY, OILS, FAT or yard waste/weeds, grass clippings and leaves in the COMPOST!
MANUREthatiswell-compostedorsterilizedisallowed and is provided at no charge. You may not bring in manure from outside sources becauseoftheriskofbacterialcontamination(e.g.,E coli). EXTRA PRODUCE: If you have extra produce it can be donated to SCAN or the Berea Outreach.
PLANTREFUSE:Oldstalksandseedlessweedstemsmaybe usedas mulchwithinyour plotsassurfacecompostaroundplants. Undesirableplantmaterialor propagatingseedheadsshouldbedisposed of by taking them home(better yet, do not let undesirable plants and weeds make seeds. Get rid of them first.). Diseasedplantsshouldbe baggedupandremovedfromproperty by the gardener as we have no trash service at the farm. Nooldplantsordirtshouldbeplacedinthepathsbetweenplotsordepositedinthetrashbins oranywhereelseontheproperty.