It was a fun day for new LI Greenmarket Director, Georgia Meckes and the Long Beach Girl Scout Troop 2260. Together, everyone discussed and learned all about the importance of local foods, hosting Farmers’ Markets, and growing our in our own backyards. And the biggest key to that: Composting!
The Girls of Troop 2260 learned that food scraps, leaf debris, and biodegradable things- like paper, could be collected and composted in bins or outdoor compost piles. The more that they add to the compost piles, turn them, and expose them to the natural weather- the healthier their compost becomes. And compost can then be added to garden beds for healthier growing soil that makes our backyard vegetables stronger and tastier!
The group got to create their own Starter Compost bins filling them with coffee grounds (Thank you, Starbucks Long Beach!), soil, apple cores, and clam shells! What a great start!
Be on the loo out for this Troop at the Farmers’ Market soon! They want to set up a booth and share with the public all their new knowledge of composting, and help YOU all learn the same. Thanks Troop 2260 for the Great Day!