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P-Patch Community Gardening Program, SPU and Seattle Tilth hold composting class for immigrant gardeners

On a dark day in late October, teachers and gardeners gathered for an introductory composting clinic at the newly redeveloped NewHolly Youth and Family P-Patch community garden.  Nine gardeners, representing three different languages (Somali, Tigrinya, & Oromo) came from within NewHolly, but also from Rainier Vista and Yesler Terrace. Gardeners constructed the first compost bin and pile at the newly redeveloped garden, building a bin out of salvaged wood pallets, demonstrating a deep understanding of recycling materials!  The project team is currently investigating offering a more extensive training experience for 2012.

Seattle Tilth and SPU