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Public Service Announcement: Pull the Stickers Off!

Growing real food in beautiful Graham, WA

Public Service Announcement: Pull the Stickers Off!

Public Service Announcement: Pull the Stickers Off!

We recently amended our garden beds with Cascade Compost which is compost made from the food waste consumers generate in our area. Cascade Compost is a Registered Organic material with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and will improve our soil tilth while reusing what otherwise would end up as waste.  However, those little stickers on your fruit and veggies are not compostable!  We first realized this using our vermicompost bins (worm bins), and noticed that the worms did a great job digesting everything but those darn stickers.  Same goes for traditional composting.  The microbes that digest food waste don’t digest plastic stickers or plastic bags which unfortunately sometimes end up in the finished compost.  Of course the best option would be to not use the stickers in the first place, but since stores still use them it’s up to us to do our part.  Thanks!

 

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