Award-Winning Compost

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UPDATE: June 11, 3:17pm - Congratulations to Community Gardeners Betsey da Silva, Bob Huffmaster (aka 'Weber' Bob, as he has planted Weber BBQ bowls in his garden plot), Tyler Coon, and Susan Sullivan Maynard on the final results from the San Mateo County Fair:

Dirt Compost Results:
1st - Tyler
2nd - Bob
3rd - Betsey

Worm Compost Results:
1st - Betsey
2nd - Susan
3rd - Tyler

Hurrah for Brisbane!

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For the past few years, Brisbane resident Susan Maynard Sullivan has been submitting compost entries from the Community Garden to be judged as part of the Fair's Sustainable Living division.  The compost bins are sent to a laboratory where they are judged on texture, smell, and quanity of live organics (microscopic evaluation).  The result?  Seven blue ribbons proudly hanging in the Garden shed.  Prize money has gone straight back into benefitting the Garden, such as buying blueberry bushes one year and tools other times.  And worm composting in the Garden has expanded, thanks to donations of new stacking worm bins from SSF Scavenger and Recology.  But special thanks goes to Susan for making sure others in the County know about the good work being done by Brisbane Community Gardeners!

Check out Brisbane's award-winning compost at the San Mateo County Fair, which opens next Saturday, June 7th (and runs until the 15th).  If you get there early enough (by 11:00am), you'll get FREE Parking and FREE admission to the County Fair and get to participate in Disaster Preparedness Day!


Other gardeners working the

Other gardeners working the compost and worm bins include Betsey, Tyler and 'webber' Bob. Several others regularly bring their kitchen scraps to feed the worm.

Many thanks to Barbara Bernardini, South San Francisco Scavenger and Brisbane Chamber of Commerce board member, for giving the garden several compost and worm bins this year.