February 1, 2015
In support of a major expansion of our Food Tree Project,Green Sage Cafe collected over 100 lbs of their spent coffee grounds for our Sand Hill Community Orchard. So how exactly do spent coffee grounds go along with fruit orchards? One tasty word, blueberries.
Blueberry plants thrive in a slightly acidic soil and the composted topsoil that we use for all of our plantings is pH neutral. By adding in the coffee grounds we lower the pH and provide another source of nutrients for the plants. Another bonus, as the coffee grounds decompose nitrogen is introduced back into the soil.