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Aug 18

Diverting food waste from the landfill – one garden at a time!

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 12:43 PM by Mila Susnjar

So, we thought we’d share with you how 2017’s Grow Green Food Scrap Compost Giveaway winners did with their gardens. Recipients from 2017 included: Cuyahoga Falls Community Gardens, Eden’s Blessing Community Garden in Akron, NoHo/Akron Sustainer Community Garden, Community Peace Garden in Akron, Stow Municipal Courthouse Community Garden, and Lakemore Community Garden. Each garden received an eight cubic yard truckload of compost.

All community gardens located within Summit County were qualified to enter. The winning entries were selected through a random drawing. “The Grow Green initiative helps raise awareness of ReWorks’ efforts to divert food waste from landfills by providing compost made from food scraps to community gardens,” stated Marcie Kress, ReWorks Executive Director.ReWorks purchased the compost for the 2017 Grow Green Compost Giveaway from Paradise Composting Co., an Ohio EPA licensed facility that composts food waste.

Each image of the following community gardens shows the garden before and after 8 cubic yards of compost was amended into the soil.

The Cuyahoga Falls Community Gardens Inc. operates at Keyser Park. The garden has over 2 acres of garden space providing access to land for 50 gardeners.