Compost collection to start at Farmers Market

The Block Island Conservancy shared the following update with The Block Island Times:
Free Compost Collection begins on Saturday at the Farmer’s Market!
The Farmers Market (the first few markets will be at the Solviken Nature Preserve on Corn Neck Road).
Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning this Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This program is sponsored by the Block Island Conservancy and the 1661 Farm & Gardens.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is composting?
Composting is an aerobic (requiring air) method of decomposing solid organic waste, such as food scraps and plant matter. The resulting product, compost, is rich in nutrients and aids plant growth.
2. Why is composting important?
Every year, landfills and trash incinerators in the United States receive 167 million tons of garbage. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, over 28% of this material could be composted.
In a traditional landfill, compostable waste does not decompose normally because it is not exposed to the air. And, when it

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