Local Projects: St. David’s, Friday Harbor, WA

This week’s ECN local-project spotlight features St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor, WA. According to a church press release, St. David’s received a $2,364 grant to “establish a community composting program for the church campus.”

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Is establishing a composting program something your congregation could do to reduce its waste and thus its carbon footprint?

St. David’s has created a page on its website to describe the composting program. According to this page, the program has three goals:

— Provide the means to achieve sustainable landscaping and gardening for our St. David’s campus.

— As part of this work, provide education and guidance for users of the composting facilities to ensure that health guidelines and correct composting techniques are followed.

— Make available to the community of St. David’s (and eventually others on San Juan Island) the product of the composting efforts — rich organic matter called humus — to further their sustainable gardening efforts.

Thank you for the inspiration, St. David’s!

Full disclosure: ECN’s new volunteer deputy editor was a member of the committee that awarded these grants. Both volunteer editors are now volunteers on the task force that will administer the next round of grants.

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