Hard-boiled Easter Eggs To Be Collected for Urban Compost Project

Paul West of Gardening with Urban Nitrogen will be collecting hard-boiled Easter eggs on the Monday after Easter, April 9.

He is doing this as a pilot project to develop local fertilizer alternatives to replace the exotic organic fertilizers that are typically used in urban gardens.  He will pick up the eggs from your front porch on the morning of April 9 if you set them out by 7am.  He will take them home, grind them up and turn them into garden fertilizer. Paul says he needs over 1000 eggs for this project. He will report on his experience to SWS at the end of the growing season.  If you have a batch you would like to contribute, please email him at peedublyou@gmail.com.

 Urban food wastes such as eggs, milk, beans, and other high protein, low fat foods are great sources of nitrogen.  These typically end up at the Cedar Grove Composting facility where they get mixed with low-fertility wastes.  Meanwhile, urban gardeners buy organic fertilizers (blood meal, fish emulsion, sea kelp, rock phosphate) from far away places to grow their vegetables.  This project fosters food security and local resource development.  For more information, please go to http://urbannitrogen.blogspot.com.
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