Ordering Compost for Community Gardens
Please call Rosa Floral (303.452.8237) to order the compost for your garden.
Compost costs are substantial and with our growing number of gardens and a tighter funding environment, DUG cannot continue to cover this cost.
Starting in 2018, we are requesting that gardens pay the full amount for their compost orders.
If you have no need for your compost, or if your garden has enough money in its account to pay extra, please consider paying it forward and helping another garden. Depending on delivery distance, 6 yards of compost costs $220-$275. Compost is $30 per yard through Rosa Floral.
A note: the average established 10’ X 15’ plot requires 1/4 to 1/2 of a yard of compost per season. This provides enough compost to be spread 1/2” to 1” thick per plot. Newer plots often benefit from a little extra compost, while older plots are more seasoned and do not require as much.
If you would like your garden account balance before you order, email accounting email@example.com. If you know your garden is unable to cover the cost and would like to negotiate your compost cost, contact DUG’s Director of Garden Support firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also help reduce compost costs by combining deliveries with gardens nearby. DUG is charged for every trip. If two or three gardens can schedule the same delivery day and share a truckload, we only get charged one delivery fee. Email Lara here and she will put you in touch with garden leaders close to your garden.
Crusher Fine orders can also be made directly to Rosa Floral and should be covered by the garden’s budget as well.
Thank you for helping DUG continue to help you!