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Community Garden Compost Giveaway

Community gardens are a visible sign of a commitment to improving green space and community aesthetics. ReWorks would like to recognize this commitment by offering a chance for these community gardens to receive free compost. This is a unique opportunity to both enrich the soil and support the practice of composting.

OUR MOTIVATION:
In an effort to divert non-edible food waste from local landfills, ReWorks is working towards connecting generators of food waste, (e.g. vegetables, fruits, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc., excluding meat) that can be donated to community gardens to be composted. This is one small, but potentially impactful, way we can encourage environmentally sound composting while improving soil quality within community gardens.

WHO QUALIFIES:
• Garden must be located in Summit County
• Must be a community garden
• Must have been in existence last year and completed one full growing season
• Must commit to have a working garden in 2017
• Must have garden ready for compost by 3rd week in May
• Cannot be a household/residential garden
• Only 1 submission per garden
• Prior year's winners are not eligible

HOW TO APPLY:
Each community garden can only apply once and must do so by May 5, 2017. Be prepared to provide information such as your garden’s operation, the benefits you provide to the community, and details of on-site composting.

You can download a copy of the application
and return by email to talk@summitreworks.com or by mail to:

ReWorks
Grow Green Application
12 East Exhange Street, 3rd Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308

HOW TO GET YOUR COMPOST:
ReWorks will randomly select five community gardens to receive 8 cubic yards [a truckload] of compost delivered for free to the garden site.

Winners will be selected on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, and the winning gardens will be notified by May 12, 2017. Compost provided for this contest was purchased by ReWorks from Paradise Composting Co., an Ohio EPA licensed facility that composts food waste.

NOTE: By completing the application, you grant permission to ReWorks to use photographs of and the name of your community garden in any promotional materials, both online and in print.

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE FLYER

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER
Paradise Composting Co.

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