Composting

Grey Bears has two compost installations to recycle program food scraps:

  • Six Earth Tubs churn out 25 tons of high-quality compost each year -pick up a 25-pound bag for just $10 at the Thrift Store. Learn more by liking our Grey Bears composting page on Facebook; and
  • Marla King at Grey Bears worm demonstration site behind the main office.A worm composting demonstration site led by Vermiculture expert, Marla King. Marla is here every Friday from 10am-12pm and for a modest donation of $10 she will provide you with enough worms to set up your own home worm composting. Email Marla for more info, mdkingmd@yahoo.com.

 

Compost and worm castings provide beneficial microorganisms as well as plant growth hormones, humus and nutrients to your garden soil. They have been shown to promote seed germination, enhance growth and, in some cases, impart disease resistance to plants. Home composting helps to slow climate change while improving your soil.