Community Garden Compost Drive coming to Ballard

On Sat., March 29, Compost Days is kicking off the spring planting season with a Cedar Grove truckload sale and the Big Garden Give compost drive at the Ballard Fred Meyer. Ballard Fred Meyer at 915 N.W. 45th St. will host the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The campaign is a partnership by King County, Waste Management, Cedar Grove and Seattle Public Utilities with multiple goals: thank residents for diverting 350,000 tons of food and yard scraps from landfills by composting at curbside, donate free compost to more than 150 gardens that feed the hungry, and offer residents deep discounts on compost and kitchen containers.

Participating in the Compost Days Big Garden Give compost drive is easy: the public can go online to from March 15-April 15 and donate a bag or take a pledge to compost. Cedar Grove will match each coupon used and each online bag donation with one bag of compost to a local garden benefiting low-income communities, ensuring that all 150 community gardens will be ready to grow this spring!

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