In order to create the garden at Angel House, staff needed compost and top soil. That material was donated to the shelter by Country Garden in Hyannis.
“It was very generous for them to do and an important thing for the garden,” said master gardener Mike Almonte, who helped oversee the project with the assistance of Angel House clients.
Next year the shelter will not need any such donation as Angel House has begun its own composting program thanks to Almonte’s help. “We cleaned out their composter and now they’re taking their vegetable scraps from the kitchen and recycling it,” he said. “Now that we’ve got them composting there will be less waste going to the landfills that we can put to use for their vegetable garden.”
Learn more about the Angel House garden by clicking here.
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