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Starting a School Composting Project
Hello, I represent a group of college students interested in starting a school composting project. Our Dining Commons currently produce 45 – 90 gallons of food waste per day and we are looking to reuse this material and turn it into dirt for our community garden. However, we have some challenges. First, our school is located in Indiana and subject to cold winters; will the composting process continue to work under these conditions? Building a tarp for rain protection shouldn’t be an issue but we really don’t know how big of a space we will need. Should we use bins? And, if so, how many? How labor intensive will the operation be? How much dirt will this produce? If someone could assist with these questions, we would greatly appreciate it!
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