Black gold, that is.
It’s a term some gardeners use when referring to compost, and it’s created by mixing the right amount of brown material, such as dried leaves, with green material, such as plant-based food scraps.
The result is nutrient-rich, dark, fluffy dirt that their business, Gainesville Compost, sells as “Soil Food.”
During the recent Alachua County Local Food Week, Gainesville Compost offered a free trial of its food-scrap collection service to local restaurants. Fourteen restaurants signed up, joining the company’s 13 existing customers.