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Lawn & Garden

690. Beautiful handmade wooden Composter for your Yard

Item Number
Estimated Value
$450 USD
$270 USD to atd46b636
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

Professor Eric Olson teaches at the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University.  He is a broadly trained ecologist with a PhD in evolutionary biology and ecology, specifically in the ecology of "tri-trophic" interactions: host plants, the insects that feed on these plants, and the wasps, birds, and other predators that feed on those insects.  In addition, Professor Olson holds a Masters in Forest Science, with a focus on the design and management of tropical parks and conservation areas.  He teaches, among other things, courses in water & sanitation, climate change, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, and environmental health.
Today, Professor Olson is offering for auction a hand-made composter built entirely from repurposed lumber which he obtains from nearby autoparts and tool rental businesses.  He builds out most of the parts in his basement, then assembles them for friends and neighbors.  They last over a decade and are far more beautiful and eco-friendly than the black plastic devices given away or sold to residents by local towns. 

If you live within the West Boston area, or have a family member who does, this is the perfect item for you, or a loved one.   Towns in West Boston include Newton, Waltham, Weston, Needham, Watertown, Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge.

Of special note - in order to make these compost containers last a decade or more, Professor Olson uses cedar uprights to ensure a long life-span.  The cedar comes in 1 x 1 pieces, and about nine of them are needed, about 3 feet each, or about 30 feet total.  The cost is about $70 for clear (knot free, this means stronger).  This expense must be covered by the winning bidder. 

To learn more about Professor Olson, please click here.

Item Special Note

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