Gardening and Composting

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Living on an island is a unique opportunity. It also presents some harsh realities of trash and waste. We answer those questions by composting almost 20,000 pounds of food waste every year (from our summer camp and school year programs ) for use as organic soil in our vegetable and native plant garden. Campers participate in this process by the decisions they make at meal times, by separating their food waste after meals, by adding food waste to the compost bins and working the process that turns food waste into soil. Campers also get to help the garden grow in so many ways! Chances are they’ll get to sample the fruits and vegetables of their labor as well.