Compost that often only exists in the dreams of a gardener.
A request was made to learn more about our community's interest in a "Community Compost" effort in Shelbyville. It probably needs to encompass Bedford County but it would go a long way in resolving a problem Shelbyville has with leaf disposal.
Other benefits are almost endless, but a community compost project can supply much needed soil amendments to our citizens for little, but hopefully nothing extra. This in turn will help many produce a bountiful harvest or improved landscaping.
Then there are the education opportunities that can spawn from this, other environmental efforts like Community Gardens scattered throughout the County, other compost efforts, school projects like vermicomposting (using worms), biology programs, conservation, recycling, etc. Believe it or not, even chemistry & math!
Shelbyville has the opportunity, born from necessity, to lead our County into a community awareness program that attracts positive accolades and serves the residents well. Good combination.
So, until we get a formal poll site set up that we can give to a council meeting THIS THURSDAY, are you for it or against it? Work with the assumption that it will save money, not cost more.
A few of the MANY websites discussing community compost efforts.
For those who want organized information http://www.climateactionreserve.org/how/protocols/organic-waste-composting/dev/
I have visited many community compost and garden sites across the U.S. as I traveled over the past 30 years. The thing that impressed me the most from all of them was the community spirit that was exhibited by everyone associated with it. A wonderful thing to experience.