Cultivate Urban Farm – Christchurch
A recent visit to Cultivate Urban farm in Christchurch showed that this enterprise is well on its way to being established with some crops already planted.
This organisation is using wheelie bins to collect food waste from a number of local cafes – 4 at present. This number is set to double now that a new trailer has been built to deliver and pick up the full bins from the cafes and deliver them back to the urban farm site.
'Bins are treated with Compost Zing at the participating cafes and picked up weekly.'
Compost Zing has the ability to stabilise the food waste so preventing it going bad. When returned back to the farm site the treated food waste is placed directly into the ground or mixed with carbon substrates to help make a compost material for later addition to beds.