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Fertile Ground celebrates Earth Day with Edgemere Park creek cleanup

Cathleen Rychner / Red Dirt Report
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Local organizations to improve Oklahoma City creek

OKLAHOMA CITY – In honor of Earth Day April 22, Fertile Ground is hosting a creek cleanup at Edgemere Park in Oklahoma City from 1-5 p.m. Workers and volunteers will be spending the afternoon removing trash and debris from the Deep Fork Creek tributary that runs through Edgemere Park as part of a beautification project.

This event is in partnership with the Oklahoma City Department of Parks and Recreation and Storm Water Quality Division as an effort to improve an area affected by trash buildup.

Fertile Ground invites the community to join them this Earth Day in cleaning up their neighborhood parks.

“Fertile Ground exists to help Oklahomans find easy and affordable compost solutions that help our city,” said Terry Craghead, Fertile Ground owner. “We believe that what we do today matters and has significance for ourselves and our children, that is why we wanted to spend Earth Day benefiting a local park. Our decisions matter, even seemingly small ones like what to do with our garbage.”

Fertile Ground will also be providing cleaning efforts for the March for Science at the Oklahoma State Capitol April 22.

About Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground provides a bicycle-powered compost collection service throughout Oklahoma City and Norman. Each week Fertile Ground picks up food scraps and takes the scraps to community gardens or urban farms. The gardens and farms utilize the finished compost to produce healthy, naturally-grown foods. Fertile Ground believes contributing to the local food economy keeps scraps out of the landfill.

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