Plan to pick up your order on Saturday June 2nd at
Norristown Farm Park (entrance at the intersection of Germantown Pike and North Wales Road) 2500 Upper Farm Rd, Norristown. See hours and directions below.
Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. Want to learn more? Check out this cool video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQD8cvO5Y
Montgomery County has organized this event to encourage composting and rain barrel use. It is not a fundraiser.
There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.