compost pickup in Providence

Compost pickup begins April 10

Urban Agriculture Kick-off marks the beginning of SCLT’s annual membership drive. Pre-COVID, the event included workshops and gardening information, and sometimes food trucks and live music! Members were able to reunite after the long winter, and pick up their organic compost and other free gardening resources. Non-members could join SCLT that day and receive these benefits.

Members and anyone new to the organization can sign up online or by mail. If you are a current member, look for a renewal letter in the mail in the coming weeks.

On Sat., Apr. 10, members will be able to collect their 50 gallons of organic compost at three self-serve locations. One will be at the Sessions Street Community Garden, another at 187 Valley Street and the third at 54 Hayward Street, next to the Somerset Hayward Youth Farm in South Providence. At least one will be stocked until the last day of the Plant Sale, on May 18. If  a site runs out of compost, let us know and we will restock based on local demand. Please bring your own shovels and bags/bins/buckets to collect compost. (We recommend not picking up right after a heavy rain when compost will be much heavier than usual.) Please limit yourself to 50 gallons, which is about 10 full hardware store buckets, or 5 partially filled yard waste bags.

Thank you for your understanding, and know that we’re looking forward to resuming our usual Urban Agriculture Kick-off activities, and to personally supporting your garden endeavors!

Read about how SCLT membership supports healthy food access and organic gardening and farming practices in Rhode Island. You can join our efforts by volunteering or becoming a member of SCLT.

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