The brown bin behind the Peet’s Coffee at Santa Cruz and University makes one of Peet’s inevitable by-products, coffee grounds, available to local gardeners. The grounds can go into compost heaps or worm bins, or just dug into planting beds.
Keeping the focus on recycling, Menlo homeowners who diligently place their yard trimmings curbside for pick up every two weeks can reap the rewards of vibrantly growing gardens in the future. For the next five Saturdays (Sept. 12 through Oct. 10), residents can pick up free compost and mulch (Oct. 10 only) at Bedwell Bayfront Park located near the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road. Organizers warn that the material is available while supplies last and ask that residents brings their own shovels and containters.