As a thank you gift to SF residents for helping to create the highest landfill diversion rate in the country (Yes!), Recology was offering 5 gallons of free compost for each green thumb. Compost that was made in the Bay Area by Bay Areaians, as a result of those green bins we set to the curb every week.
If you were with me last year, you’ll remember that at the start of our Garden Challenge, our biggest hang-up was DIRT. Well, on Saturday we got 5 gallons and then some.
The Recology volunteers were SO warm and friendly. They were absolutely gleeful to be shoveling dirt, directing traffic and answering questions. Several of them hinted multiple times that they really, REALLY didn’t want to have to haul several tons of compost off the lot at the end of the give away…so if we wanted more…a LOT more…it was ours.
So we took our five gallons back to the house, loaded up the car with every bucket and box and storage container we could find and went back.
They cheered when we returned, and helped to load us up with enough soil for our entire container garden this year!
Then we moseyed into the farm for the SF Refresh celebration. Free massage, reiki, yoga, vegan lunch and general loafing around the garden.
Fern got a wheelbarrow ride from her new friend.
The farm is looking lush with springtime and there has been a lot of change over the winter, an obvious effort that really shows as everything goes into bloom.
With the push to become a 100% green city, and new laws passed to give SF the most progressive urban agriculture position in the country…if we have to live in a city, this is a pretty great one to be in.
Our weekend was full of a lot of gratitude.
I dare say we’re even lucky?
Happy Monday friends.