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Greens and Browns for your compost pile!

Looking for extra browns and greens for your compost pile? Well look no farther!

Here at the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, we've been collaborating with a local coffee shop to accept all their grounds on a weekly basis. If you are looking to up your nitrogen/greens for your compost pile, come by on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9am-4pm and we'll give you as much as you can carry. The brewing process also removes most of the acidity (and puts it into your cup!), so coffee grounds are a safe, non-toxic garden amendment as is, or can be added to your worm or compost bin. Of course, we encourage you to save gasoline and the environment and encourage your local coffee shop to give their grounds to their customers.

Also, working in collaboration with the local Straw Builders Association, we now can put you in contact with folks who have straw left over from the building process. Straw is an excellent 'brown' or carbon source and can be used in your compost or worm bin. Contact the Compost Program at the Solana Center if you are interested!

Let's keep these resources out of the landfill and back into the ground!