One night in early May, somebody drove heavy equipment up to a pile of compost at the Idaho Botanical Garden and took a lot more of it than the city of Boise generally allows. The city didn’t report the issue to the police – taking the compost might not be a crime anyway because the city makes it available on the honor system.
Still, the apparent compost heist aggravated a scarcity of compost that has irked green thumbs around Boise since the program began last year.
The city tries to limit the amount of free compost residents pick up to one cubic yard. The city also is selling up to 4,000 yards to commercial customers this year.
The city said its compost is good, high-quality material. – Idaho Statesman, www.idahostatesman.com
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