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Larger composting machine could start churning scraps into plant food this year

 

January 27, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Valerie Massie, coordinator at Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program, points out the modifications that will be made to a former concessions stand at an old ballfield in City Park on a blustery Jan. 14 day. The stand will be converted to accommodate a commercial-scale composter that IGAP plans to purchase in February for the community garden.

A former concessions stand in City Park is slated to be the site of a commercial-scale composter that could give second life to food scraps on a bigger scale, potentially reducing the volume of trash that Wrangell pays to ship off the island.

The folks reviving the community garden have budgeted $19,500 toward the composter, which will be located at the garden on the former Lions ball field.

Valerie Massie, coordinator at Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program, said IGAP had initially set aside $9,500 for a commercial-size compost machine from th...



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