It’s not trash, it is compost! To a lot of people, trash might not be useful and that is why we throw it away. Well, why not use that trash as compost? You may have not heard of compost but it is a gardening technique that table scraps, vegetables, fruits and other decomposable materials for fertilizer. It is a simple process of decreasing the amount of waste in landfills that anybody can be a part of.
It has already been implemented in KidWorks as part of Y.A.N.S.C. The project focuses on picking up table scraps or other decomposable food from families who have volunteered to give up such precious trash. They simply put it in a bag or container where they can store all the compost material. Then during the week Food Waste interns bike to the families to collect the compost material. After they collect, it is dropped off with The Grain Project at the Jerome Community Garden to be transformed into fertilizer.
The project provides a way to help people change Santa Ana in their very own way. Simply putting away your compost material in a bin or bag can help make Santa Ana a greener place. One day Santa Ana will be able to put more community gardens that can be sustained by the people of Santa Ana’s precious trash.
- Nelson Alonso