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Post Bulletin
     May 15, 2019      #41-135 PB1 0
 
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Kyle Sim, left, and his father, Richard Sim, of Rochester, load a truck with compost for gardening and flower pots on Friday. The Olmsted County compost site in Rochester takes in much more material than goes out as compost.

Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com
County touts benefits of compostĀ 

By Randy Petersen
rpetersen@daily-journal.com


Don Baltes said he tops off his garden each year with the help of Olmsted County.

Recently, he visited the county’s compost site at 305 Silver Creek Road NE to pick up a few buckets of fresh compost.

“I like to do that yearly, just to freshen it up,” he said, noting the added benefits are getting a bit of exercise and knowing it’s good for the environment.

Nearby, Richard Sim and his son, Kyle, were shoveling compost into the back of a pickup, planning to add the soil to ...

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Randy Petersen, local government reporter, covering the city of Rochester and Olmsted County, as well as Destination Medical Center efforts. He joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2014.