Sophie Gehring Builds Compost Bin for Faith Community Garden

Jul 31, 2023

Sophie earned a Girl Scout patch by building a compost bin for Faith's Community Garden, thereby completing her Girl Scout journey.  She is now eligible to earn the Girl Scouts' Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting.  Congratulations Sophie!

A compost bin creates nutrient-rich soil that can be used for the church garden. Composting can take anywhere from two weeks to a whole year, and it consists of a 1:1 ratio of greens to browns. Some examples of greens are grass clippings, food scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, and much more. On the other hand, dairy products, meat scraps, citrus fruit, fats, oils, greases, and animal waste cannot be composted. Browns include paper, egg shells, hay, leaves, cardboard, sawdust, etc. In contrast, magazine paper, plastic, styrofoam, and anything treated with chemicals cannot be composted. Faith members are encouraged to add their own compost materials to the bin for the benefit of our community garden.