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Ground for Ground: Put Your Coffee Back Into the Earth


Offbeat  (tags: ground, coffee, earth, recycle, compost, waste )

Merissa
- 3253 days ago - mnn.com
Coffee grounds are better than gold in the garden. One Australian man got fed up with all the wasted grounds and started up a movement to get them back into the soil.



   

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday August 23, 2010, 11:44 am
I was taught to put my coffee grounds around the base of acid loving plants. Nice article.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 23, 2010, 11:51 am
I Drinnk loads of coffee, Any more and i will turn into a cup :o)
Thanks ~M~
 

Diane B (275)
Monday August 23, 2010, 12:07 pm
Angels Comments
 

Les Lambert (185)
Monday August 23, 2010, 2:27 pm
I have always believed that we should return as much as possible--thank you for the article and the reminder
 

Janice P (5)
Monday August 23, 2010, 2:59 pm
I've been saving my coffee grounds and then scattering them throughout the soil in the container garden.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Monday August 23, 2010, 5:13 pm
Coffee grounds are great for the compost
 

Ann Eastman (31)
Monday August 23, 2010, 6:14 pm
We have a good sized yard and compost pile(s) but very little lawn- nice to know that our cofee grounds can provide some of the nitrogen in our compost more traditionally given by grass clippings.
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Monday August 23, 2010, 6:18 pm
I have been trying to save coffee grounds for my garden---I learned about this a few years ago. I drink A LOT of coffee too, so I should be able to support my own habit! hahaha! I would be moved to ask, however, the grounds that end up in the landfill---wouldn't they stlil break down on their own and go into the soil?
 

Mack David (100)
Monday August 23, 2010, 11:04 pm
^Good point-Mary.
Noted.
 
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