1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

March 21, 2008

:081 Compost Organic Waste

Filed under: :081 Compost Organic Waste — Tags: , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am


Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:081 Tip: Turning your yard wastes and food scraps into compost reduces landfill disposal and makes great fertilizer.


Additional Information

There is a wide variety of information about composting available on the Internet.


Compost. Composting creates an organic, slow-release fertilizer that improves soil fertility and physical condition. You can make compost by collecting crop residues, animal manure, unmarketable and unsold harvested produce, and organic waste found around the farm and home. Yard waste (fallen leaves, cut grass or pruned twigs and branches) or some food wastes (egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peelings) are also good ingredients. Layer all these materials in a pile, add water, and turn once or twice a week. After a storm or hurricane, even more yard waste is available to be composted. Source: University of Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service

If you want a lot more details – check out http://www.compostguide.com/

A number of composters are evaluated and available at http://www.peoplepoweredmachines.com/composter_landing.html


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1 Comment »

  1. I have to say that if you have the space go for a hot pile, but when I lived in the city I used a small worm composter and that was great for the space.


    Comment by bran — January 2, 2009 @ 11:04 am

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