Community Compost Hub Build

Volunteers gathered at the Topanga Community Center on May 4 to build Topanga’s new kitchen waste compost hub with the guidance of LA Compost, the non-profit organization collaborating on the project. The goal is to have the compost hub up and running by the end of the month. Topanga residents will be able to take a workshop to learn how they can participate in the community program and turn kitchen green waste into “Topanga Gold.” Watch for upcoming announcements, and learn more in our Topanga Gold section.

Rick Provisor, Facilities Manager and Board Member of TCC hangs out with the LA Compost team on the nearly completed Topanga compost bin. We daresay this Community Compost Hub has the best view of any around. Photo By Dayna Miller
Kenny Derieg of LA Compost gives instructions to volunteers (including our industrious
editor-in-chief, Flavia Potenza) on the way to best sand and apply varnish to the boards of
the soon-to-be built compost bin. Photo by Suzanne Guldimann
Michael Martinez of LA Compost gives an informal overview of the composting process
describing it as a “lasagna-style” layering of browns and greens, mulch and kitchen waste. Photo by Suzanne Guldimann
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