2013 Compost Contest
Compost contest and bin sale at Cherry Street Farmers’ Market, May 4
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:00 am
From Staff Reports | http://catoosatimes.com
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, along with Tulsa Master Gardeners and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service are holding the 2013 Spring Compost Contest from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market.
This is an exciting event where Tulsans bring their own dirt to be judged by the masters of composting.
Anyone is free to submit a sample of their compost in a cut-off milk jug or small container without a name on it. Submit entries from 7-9 a.m. at The M.e.t. and Tulsa Master Gardeners Booth.
Please include an index card with the ingredients of the compost. Judges will consider the look, feel and smell of the dirt. The winners will be announced at 10 a.m.
The first place winner with receive a $50 household membership to the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden, a $25 gift card to Southwood Nursery and Landscape, and a gold shovel.
The Best Recipe winner will receive a $25 gift card to Sam’s Club and a gold shovel. Second Place will receive a silver shovel and Third Place will receive a Bronze shovel.
Along with the contest there will be Garden Gourmet Compost Bins sold at the discounted price of $45. Citizens can purchase these composters from 7-11 a.m. during the Farmers’ Market at 15th and Rockford, next to the Coffee House on Cherry Street. The M.e.t. is able to offer these bins at a reduced rate thanks to the city of Tulsa providing financial assistance.