Garden gains rich soil amendment

COME AND GET IT—Free high-quality compost, suitable for home and community gardens, is available for pick up Saturday mornings at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility.

COME AND GET IT—Free high-quality compost, suitable for home and community gardens, is available for pick up Saturday mornings at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility.

Triunfo Water and Sanitation District, in conjunction with Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, dropped off a dump truck full of free compost at the Oak Park Community Garden on April 23.

The high- quality soil amendment is a product of the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility, which provides for the beneficial reuse of biosolids removed during wastewater treatment at the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility.

Customers of Triunfo Water and Sanitation District and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District can pick up their own supply of compost, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility, 3700 Las Virgenes Road, corner of Lost Hills Road.

Those interested must selfload the material into their own containers or pick-up trucks; covers or tarps are required. They must adhere to the facility’s COVID-19 safety and social distancing protocols.

Amanda Martin, board president of the Oak Park Community Garden, was present for the delivery.

“Our member gardeners will really benefit from this compost,” she said.

For more information on the Community Compost Program, visit triunfowsd.com.

For details about the Oak Park Community Garden, go to oakparkcommunitygarden.org.

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