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Compost for the Community

Underserved Urban Gardens Get Soil Donations

Sunday, April 21, 2013

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compost2.jpg Inside the composter, food scraps break down into crumbly compost.

A project aimed at improving soil and bringing fresh food production to underserved communities launches in New York City Monday.

The nonprofit U-S Composting Council is coordinating the effort to grow a million tomatoes in one growing season.  

The "Million Tomato Compost Campaign” connects compost donors with community gardens. In the South Bronx, The Wanaqua Family Garden in Mott Haven and Via Verde's Rooftop will get shares of thousands of pounds of compost.

Also expecting delivery, Susan E. Wagner High School on Staten Island and the Culinary Kids Garden in Far Rockaway, which was destroyed by Sandy.

Editors:

Julianne Welby

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