Two women are helping a community by helping the environment. Julia Marchese and Marie Hopkins founded “Queen City Commons”. It’s a shop that collects compost from local restaurants. They collect scraps of fruit and vegetables, paper products and coffee grounds and bring it all to local farms and gardens that use it as nutrient-rich soil for things that can actually be composted: “It was really nice to see and I hope more businesses and more neighborhoods are interested in hosting neighborhood containers so it becomes more of a mainstream norm that I think is the goal, “she said. Composting has become increasingly popular in recent years. The problem is that it’s not publicly available. When you have a business like this, others can get rid of their waste while contributing to others at the same time. Gary Dangel runs the community gardens in Walnut Hills. He says this soil will help grow products that small businesses will use in their community. “We work with some entrepreneurs in Walnut Hills. Sydney Lang has a company called Our Skin and they grow calendula and chamomile and lavender and artemesia and they use them. The ingredients that they grow in their shea butters here are skin care products,” said he. Angel says the soil is his biggest expense, which helps them tremendously. If you would like to get this composting service in your neighborhood or business, contact Queen City Commons at: https://www.queencitycommons.com/

Two women help a community by helping the environment.

Julia Marchese and Marie Hopkins founded “Queen City Commons”. It is a business that collects compost from local restaurants.

They collect scraps of fruit and vegetables, paper products, and coffee grounds and bring it all to local farms and gardens that use it as nutrient-rich soil.

According to Marchese, 30% of landfills are things that can actually be composted.

“It was really nice to see and I hope more businesses are interested and more neighborhoods are interested in hosting neighborhood bins so it becomes more of a mainstream norm that I think is the goal,” she said.

Composting has become increasingly popular in recent years. The problem is that it’s not publicly available.

Such a business will help others get rid of their trash while contributing to others at the same time.

Gary Dangel runs the community gardens in Walnut Hills. He says this soil will help grow products that small businesses will use in their community.

“We work with some entrepreneurs in Walnut Hills. Sydney Lang has a company called Our Skin. They grow marigold, chamomile, lavender and artemesia and use the ingredients that they grow here in their shea butters. These are skin care products.” he said.

Dangel says soil is their biggest expense, so it helps them tremendously.

If you’d like to get this composting service in your neighborhood or business, contact Queen City Commons at:

https://www.queencitycommons.com/