Community Compost Project
"Together, we can become a community who composts!"
In your backyard...
Turn your kitchen scraps into nutritious food for your garden:
Layer 1 part food scraps and cover with 2 parts dry leaves or shredded paper/cardboard to keep animals and smells out of your compost pile.
With a neighbor...
Don't have room or time to tend your own compost pile? Connect with residents and local farms who would LOVE to use your kitchen scraps to feed their livestock or add to their compost. Go to www.sharewaste.com or download the app to connect with composters near you!
With the community...
Grab a bucket from Cook Inletkeeper's Community Action Studio in Soldotna and
- Line bucket with a paper bag
- Fill with ALL your food scraps
- NO PLASTIC
- Crush eggshells
- Keep cool if possible
- Drop off at CIK Studio or Diamond M. Ranch and #FeedChickensNotLandfills
Community Compost Pro-Tips: Line your bucket with a paper bag for ease of transfer; compost ALL food scraps, including meat, pet hair, coffee grounds, etc. - what the chickens don't eat, they scratch into their bedding; fresher is better, so keep your food scraps cool in the garage, fridge, or freezer. *Please pulverize egg shells so the chickens don't associate eggs as food and eat their own eggs!
Home Compost Pro-Tips: Collect a big pile of dry leaves, sawdust, or other "brown" material to add to your "green" food scraps and garden waste (ideal ratio is 3 parts brown:1 part green) - after adding food scraps, sprinkle a layer of dirt or leaves on top to "cap" your compost, which minimizes odor; use flexible metal garden fence to make a circle "bin" or wire pallets together to make an enclosure to keep dogs out.
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