ABOUT TRANSFORMATION OF TRASH, LIFESTYLES AND COMMUNITIES
If you compost your foodscraps it is very easy to forget about them once they’ve been placed in your compost bucket and dropped off at your neighborhood dropoff hub or curbside compost cart. Its hard to imagine that in a few months, that old food is going to become something else. But the entire joy of composting is that it’s recycling in its simplest form. You literally use the food (that you’ve hopefully already used in as many ways as you can) one more time turning it into soil and giving it another chance to grow more food. Your action turns a linear flow into a circular flow.
Food2Soil provides those of us who live in apartment buildings and can’t compost on our own with a network of easily accessible dropoff hubs. But on top of that handy service is AYCS - the part where we can reap the rewards of composting by going to collect the compost we’ve helped make from our scraps.
There are two locations for All You Can Sift Compost, also known as AYCS. This is where that black gold is actually made and also where members can go to retrieve it for their own gardening needs. One of those locations is at the Ocean View Growing Grounds on Ocean View Boulevard, (open for AYCS on Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 AM) and the other is at the San Carlos Community Garden on Boulder Lake Avenue (open on Sundays from 9:00-11:00 AM). Both of these locations are located in east San Diego, so be prepared for hot weather in the summer and cooler weather in the winter.
I would argue that if you are reading this blog, you are interested in composting. If you are like me, however, you’ve been thinking about the prospect for months, even years, but haven’t figured a way to get started. Maybe you don’t have the backyard space. Maybe you don’t have a garden where you can use your compost. Or it might be that you simply don’t have the time.
Food2Soil Composting Collective was started in 2015 by Inika Small Earth, Inc as a community supported social enterprise. Inika Small Earth is a 501c(3) tax exempt corporation that works on fostering a circular economy that is enterprise-driven, people-powered and community-centered.