compost en Onondaga County's compost program is growing in more ways than one <p></p><p>Onondaga County’s program that turns food waste into the compost and mulch we use in our gardens is expanding.</p><p>OCRRA, the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, has installed new structures that make the process at the Amboy Compost Facility work like a well-oiled machine.<br /><br />It all starts with the food we throw away at restaurants, schools and grocery stores; the fruit rinds, the crusts of bread and corn husks. Those scraps are dumped into a new covered mixing area at the facility on Airport Road in Amboy.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:37:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55504 at Onondaga County's compost program is growing in more ways than one Plant with Compost <p>Hey, Vets. Remember that fun drill back in boot camp?&nbsp; 'Dig a hole; fill it in. Dig a hole, fill it in.'&nbsp; Didn't realize Ol' Sarge was preparing you to become a weekend warrior, did you?&nbsp; Next time you dig a hole to place a tree, or shrub, or bedding plant, make sure 30 percent of what goes back into the hole with that plant is compost.&nbsp; Then, stand back and watch the plant take off.&nbsp; Compost is full of the best nutrients nature has to offer.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 16:37:41 +0000 Michael S. Ameigh & Jim Sollecito 19882 at Plant with Compost Super Soil <p>Remember what Grandma used to say... 'If the soil ain't happy, ain't no tree, shrub or clingin' vine happy!'&nbsp; Okay, so that's not what she said, but it IS the point of this commentary on building high quality, highly productive soil.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 15:49:40 +0000 Michael S. Ameigh & Jim Sollecito 19432 at Super Soil