Ramsey County delivers between 6 and 12 cubic yards of finished compost to qualifying community gardens during the month of April.
To qualify for a compost delivery, the garden must:
* Be located in Ramsey County
* Be a non-profit entity (no businesses)
* Have garden plots open to the public
* Be fruit and vegetable gardens
* Register your community garden with Gardening Matters
* Submit the request before the supply runs out.
If your community garden meets the above parameters for receiving compost: Please email (email@example.com) or fax (651-266-1177):
* the desired volume of compost (minimum of 6 cubic yards and a maximum of 12 cubic yards)
* a map or schematic of the site (include an "x" marking the spot for dumping compost)
Please stake the drop site with a "compost here" sign You may request delivery for a certain week in April, but there are no delivery date guarantees since public works delivers compost as their schedule allows.
If 6 cubic yards is too much, please plan on getting the compost from one of Ramsey County's Yard Waste Sites.
If 12 cubic yards is not enough, consider calling a local composter to provide additional compost for a fee. Thank you to Ramsey County for making compost available to community gardens!
**Ramsey County's Yard Waste Sites have free compost for Ramsey County Residents. PLEASE NOTE: In the spring, this compost also runs out rather quickly. Visit their website for a list of compost site locations.