International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-14, 2017, is a time to celebrate the many benefits of compost, as well as those who use it to benefit others.  This year, Laurel Valley Soils has chosen The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest Program as their Compost for Cupboards beneficiary.

Compost for Cupboards
Laurel Valley Soils has partnered with our local Garden Centers and the New Garden Growers Market to promote the use of our OMRI Listed Premium Compost.  During the opening two weekends of the Growers Market, which coincides with ICAW, Laurel Valley Soils will have a booth staffed for answering questions and selling Premium Compost where 100% of sales will be donated to PHS City Harvest.  Simultaneously, participating Garden Centers will donate a portion of their Premium Compost Sales and Laurel Valley Soils will match their contribution, all under the Compost for Cupboards campaign.

Compost for Cupboards was created to help organizations that grow fresh produce to serve food insecure residents of the Delaware Valley.  PHS City Harvest program includes 140 urban gardens and farms which distribute their harvests through food cupboards and farmers markets.  For those living in food deserts, City Harvest may be their only access to fresh food.

Here’s how you can participate!

Visit the New Garden Growers Market Saturday, May 6 & 13, 2017, 9 am – 1pm at 8943 Newport Gap Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA  19311

Visit a participating Garden Center May 7-14, 2017:

Achin Back:  10 Penn Rd., Pottstown, PA  19464

Alexander’s Lawn & Garden:  800 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE  19711

Delaware Hardscape:  401 B & O Lane, Wilmington, DE  19804

Feeney’s Garden Center:  1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA  19053

Haines Gifts & Gardens:  196 Route 130, Cinnaminson, NJ  08077

Pughtown Agway:  819 Pughtown Rd., Sprig City, PA  19475

West Chester AGWAY:  956 S Matlack St., West Chester, PA  19382

Want more information?  Contact Suzanne Longacre:  Suzanne@LaurelValleySoils.com;  610-268-5555

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