The compost committee at my community garden welcomed a new member today, “Chip.” Our new shredder made fast work of some of the larger woodier materials in the compost corner. As we want to keep Chip in good working order, we will only be shredding at work parties. Garden members must be “chip certified” in order to operate Chip. How do they get certified? By joining the compost committee, of course.
We used to have a similar chipper at the City Farmer garden. Wes, our head gardener got a little obsessed with it. One day I came back from lunch and he was chipping my bamboo stakes because he couldn’t find anything else to shred. I noticed a similar gleam in the eyes of the two Chip operators today.