SPRING COMPOST SALE
A Fundraiser for Annapolis Green!
Join Annapolis Green & Veteran Compost
in the Greenhouse
370 Shore Acres Road, Arnold
Order and Pay in Advance
Easy Pick up in 1 Cubic Ft Bags (30-40 pounds)
Bulk Orders Available On Request
15% Off Native Plants from Providence Center!
All orders come with Black Eyed Susan seeds, Maryland's State Flower.
The first 50 orders will receive a free 8-ft. Weeping Willow in a 3-gallon pot!
What's the Big Deal About Compost?
According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Using compost in your garden completes the circle of life, returning food waste to the Earth, as Nature intended.
Here's what the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service explains it:
Composting turns household wastes into valuable fertilizer and soil organic matter.
All organic matter eventually decomposes. Composting speeds the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria and other decomposing microorganisms. The final product, humus or compost, looks and feels like fertile garden soil. This dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling stuff works wonders on all kinds of soil and provides vital nutrients to help plants grow and look better.
Compost can be used for all your planting needs. Compost is an excellent source of organic matter to add to your garden or potted plants. It helps improve soil structure which contributes to good aeration and moisture-holding capacity. Compost is also a source of plant nutrients.
Compost can also be used as a mulch material. Studies have shown that compost used as a mulch, or mixed with the top one-inch layer of soil, can help prevent some plant diseases, including some of those that cause damping of seedlings.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, our sale kicks off International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-13. The week, organized by the Composting Council's Research & Education Foundation, raises awareness about the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses. This year's theme is Compost! Healthy Soil, Healthy Food. Learn more: compostfoundation.org/icaw
Funds raised benefit Annapolis Green’s mission to connect, inform, and inspire Annapolis residents, organizations, and businesses to care for the environment, live more responsibly and create a more beautiful and thriving community.
And the sale helps the Providence Center continue working with individuals with disabilities so they may enjoy increased self-determination and lead a more independent, valuable, and functioning role in society.
Stay tuned for another Christmas Crab Compost Sale in December, after the Annapolis Rotary Crabfeast this summer!
Thank you to Veteran Compost for its continued support of Annapolis Green!