• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Beau Davidson
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Casie Becker
  • Mike Barkley

Where to get more veggie scraps for compost?

 
Posts: 258
14
goat chicken bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I would like to start ramping up my compost production and create a system that can provide some food to my chickens as well. My problem is, I don't produce a lot of fruit/veggie waste right now. My main sources of compostable material are grass, weeds, and cardboard.  My chickens already have access to all the grass/weeds they can eat and I'm pretty sure they won't be interested in cardboard...
My thoughts right now are to go to a small non-chain grocery store or maybe restaurant and ask them for waste produce. Anybody out there have any luck with this approach? Any other ideas? It just seems like such a waste that the chain grocery stores throw out so much food just because of liability. I would even sign a contract saying I won't sue!
 
Posts: 81
2
forest garden chicken solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I get mine from a local college's cafeteria.  They were actually happy to do it so that they could brag about being green and sending less stuff to the landfill.  That's where I get coffee grounds also.  About a 5 gallon bucket full every other day.  Surprisingly, my bantam chickens looooooove the red onions in the vegetable waste taken off the salad bar.  They go nuts over them and will fight for them.
 
Did Steve tell you that? Fuh - Steve. Just look at this tiny ad:
Discover land that works for you from over 10 million acres
https://www.landsearch.com
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic