We here at AM Coffee Shack are delighted to announce the introduction of our exciting new K cup collection program!
Working in conjunction with a school in the Peel School Board, we will be collecting used K cups for students to use as part of their gardening program.
How does that work?
Not only will the children will be utilizing the used coffee grounds as fertilizer for their plants, but they will also be making use of the K cups themselves.
How you ask?
The used K cups will be used to start the seedlings, rather than purchasing and then disposing of plastic trays! Once the seedlings are planted, any of the k cups that are recyclable can be cleaned of dirt and recycled.
What a great idea!
So, until June, we will be collecting all used K cups at our retail location at:
1-4646 Heritage Hills Blvd.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please bring us your used K cups in a bag or box. Also, PLEASE ensure that the cups are free of any additional food or garbage (only K cups/coffee grounds in the bag or box).
There are many benefits to using coffee grounds as fertilizer in gardening. The grounds not only add organic material to the soil, but also improving drainage, water retention, and aeration.
Additionally, the used coffee grounds help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive, as well as attracting earthworms.
A great fertilizer
As a fertilizer, used coffee grounds are slightly acidic and are full of nitrogen—a mineral that aids vegetable and plant growth. Coffee grounds are particularly good for tomato plants, which thrive on nitrogen.
As coffee grounds decompose, they also release nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and other minerals that support plant growth.
Some of the plants that thrive in nitrogen-rich soil include: leafy vegetables (such as spinach), tomatoes, corn, roses, camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas.
Please join us
What started out as a casual conversation, has turned into a program that we are really proud to be a part of. Not only will we be helping divert waste from the landfill, we are getting involved more with our community.
We also have hopes that similar programs will spread to other communities.
We hope you will join us look forward to seeing you at the store with your used K cups!
Please spread the word!
We want this program to be successful not just in our community, but in communities everywhere. Please let your friends know about what we are doing, who knows where this can go!