Q. How do I go about having free mulch delivered to our community garden?
We are not aware of any source that delivers free mulch. However, the City of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center is located at 3870 Ford Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215-685-0108). For residential use, city residents may obtain compost, mulch, wood chips and herbivore manure. There is no charge for small amounts of materials (up to a 30 gal. can). Residents who wish to obtain more than the free allotment must purchase the materials. For more information, including hours of operation, visit the City of Phildelphia’s web page referenced above.
Saul High School often has manure and veggie based compost. They sell it for $25 per cubic yard and load it at no charge. For more information, call Scott Blunk.