Compost Events to Be Held in July, Aug

July 26, 2018, 11:46 AM HST (Updated July 26, 2018, 11:46 AM)
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Compost Hawaii and the Hilo UrbFarm are holding events in East Hawai‘i in July and August 2018.

Malama EHCC: Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m. to noon
The East Hawaii Cultural Center’s Hilo UrbFarm lends a hand to help maintain the grounds by pulling weeds, planting empty spaces and spreading mulch in the garden beds on the last Sunday of every month. All the weeds and debris collected will be used to construct a compost pile in the UrbFarm nursery.

Hamakua Harvest: Sunday, Aug. 28
UrbFarm representatives will discuss the basic principles of maintaining a healthy compost pile at home at the Hamakua Harvest farmers market in Honoka‘a. Learn how to minimize waste and maximize compost yield. UrbFarm will focus on identifying and managing the variables that need to be aligned to keep the composting process balanced.

Those interested in compost collection services at their home or business can sign up for a free, two-week trial at www.composthi.com, or nominate a neighbor or favorite restaurant.

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New members can enjoy a free, two-week trial while earning credit for finished compost that can be used in your home garden or on your favorite house plants.

Don’t have a garden? Donate your compost credit to the Connections Public Charter School garden and give the keiki there an opportunity to learn about sustainability and growing their own food.

UrbFarm is giving away a free bucket of our Magic Compost every week through the end of August.

To learn more about how you can win, like and follow UrbFarm on Instagram and Facebook to get the latest news and updates about events—and more.

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