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A new compost bin for Los Prados community garden

We had another opportunity to help out a local community garden this week:

This morning we installed a new three bin compost setup at the Los Prados community garden in San Mateo.  As our 2nd composting build this year, we had great support from the City of San Mateo Landscape Crew.  Big thanks to Ryan Zuehlsdorf - for getting our Home Depot materials order placed well in advance of our build - and to Ron Fascenda for opening up the maintenance yard @ Beresford Park for us to get the majority of the build done on Thursday afternoon & evening. 

Funding for the compost bin is made possible through a grant from the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability. 

The install crew: Anna, Howard, Neil, Bill S. and Kyoko
We've learned that having a clean space for the pre-build - with access to electricity and power tools - cuts down on the build time significantly.  Thank you Anna, Howard and Dave for the big push on Thursday to get 90% of the build accomplished.  We worked from 3pm until we ran out of light at 8pm, then Friday was another 90 minutes of slat trimming and cutting the roof material to size.  The onsite install on Saturday was done in just about an hour.

Anna & Howard getting the last divider in place.

8pm Thursday

Let the composting begin!


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