Composting

“Composting is the natural process of all organic
materials. But when human beings get into the
act and start burying their compostables in giant
landfill sites along with non biodegradable materials
like plastics, the natural composting action can be
delayed by dozens (maybe hundreds or thousands)
of years. We lose the potential benefits of all that organic
material. Your orange peels and tree leaves might as well be
tin cans and plastic bags for all the good they’re doing
you, once they’re in the landfill site.”
— From “Two Minutes a Day for a Greener Planet” by Marjorie Lamb

Composting creates rich soil and stronger plants, prevents erosion, reduces the use of chemical fertilizers, and pesticides, uses free and available resources, increases the life of our landfill, cuts down on greenhouse gases and global warming and it’s easy to do.

  • The average person throws 4 lbs. of garbage out per day!
  • Paper (junk mail and used office paper) is the most common item found in our trash.
  • Composting not only saves landfill space but also serves as a great growth stimulant for your garden.
  • Adding compost to your soil also benefits the environment.

Everyday is Earth Day when composting kitchen and garden scraps

Composting organic material like paper and food garbage along with garden trimmings will make great compost, letting leaves, kitchen waste (fruits, veggies, coffee grounds, coffee filters, tea bags, etc.) and junk mail decompose naturally.

The improved ability of the soil to soak up water helps to prevent soil erosion caused by rainwater washing away soil particles and no more need for fertilizers as the microorganisms that plants need for growth are plentiful in compost.

Learn About Composting Workshops >