Coffee? Gardens? Are they really compatible?
ABSOUTELY! The faculty and staff at Lincoln have been working together with the Ginkgo Classroom to enrich the soil for Lincoln's Edible Schoolyard Garden! Instead of throwing our old coffee grounds in the garbage or down the sink, the adults have been saving their coffee grounds in containers and donating them to our gardening effort.
Then, our youngest students have volunteered to collect these donations and add them to our composter found at the Garden!
By doing so, it is enabling both the grownups and the children to participate in the composting process firsthand and coffee is an excellent ingredient in composting. Not only does it ward off unwelcome visitors to your garden such as slugs, insects and animals, but it also helps retain moisture and provides important vitamins and minerals.
If you would like to participate by donating some of your coffee grounds, please contact Miss Calenda at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.