Earth Day 2015 Trek to Allegro Coffee for Beans, Compost, Seeds and More!

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Earth Day 2015 Trek to Allegro Coffee for Beans, Compost, Seeds and More!

 

IMG_0148In the last few years, Earth Day has become a bigger deal than ever with many businesses and nonprofits hosting special events.    One event which tempted visitors with fresh compost, coffee beans, free seeds and burlap sacks caught my attention.  I recruited a friend and we made the journey north to pick up some garden loot.   Upon arrival, we ran into two other Rosedale gardeners — Nick and Loma — loading up their goodies too.   It was a beautiful day to visit Allegro Coffee and see where the beans that supply Whole Foods Coffee Shops are roasted.   Tents were set up at the edge of the parking lot with Allegro staff members and we set to work filling four burlap sacks with compost, accepted packets of bee pollinator flower seeds and filled bags with coffee beans for our compost pile.   Additionally, we were able to load up as many burlap sacks as we wanted to use on the paths in our garden.   After loading the car, we headed to the onsite coffee shop with our coupons and enjoyed an hour imagining what it would be like to worki in such a earth friendly place.   A good day!

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