Through this We Mean Green Fund, a larger-scale composting structure will supplement the UNT Community Garden’s existing composting methods, which no longer have the capacity to process the large amount of organic material produced in the garden. This new wood and wire three-bin turning compost system will allow more organic material to be salvaged from the garden while also serving as a way for storing plant material while decomposing. Students will use the compost they create to enrich the soil in their adopted community garden plots. Signage explaining the composting process will give students a better understanding of sustainable gardening practices. Keep an eye out for this new garden equipment and signage during summer of 2022!
This composting station will not accept household food scraps or organic materials from sources other than the UNT Community Garden. Educational workshops and demonstrations will guide UNT community members in starting their composting stations at home.
This project was proposed by a Ph.D. candidate and avid UNT Community Garden member in spring 2021.