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Composting is a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your plants. It's also surprisingly easy to do at home, so let's get started!
First, you'll need a compost bin. You can purchase one online or at your local garden store, or you can even make one yourself using a large container with a lid. Just be sure it's well-ventilated and has drainage holes.
Next, you'll need to start collecting compostable materials. This includes things like fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, yard waste (like leaves and grass clippings), and even shredded paper and cardboard. Avoid adding meat, dairy, and oily foods, as they can attract pests and slow down the composting process.
Once you have your compost bin and materials, it's time to start composting! Begin by adding a layer of dry materials (like leaves or shredded paper) to the bottom of your bin. Then, add a layer of wet materials (like food scraps or grass clippings) on top. Repeat this process, layering dry and wet materials until your bin is full.
Be sure to turn your compost regularly with a pitchfork or shovel to help speed up the decomposition process. You can also add water to keep it moist, but be careful not to over-water and create a soggy mess.
After a few months, you should have rich, dark compost ready to use in your garden or houseplants. Spread it over your soil or mix it in with potting soil for a nutrient boost.
Composting is a simple and rewarding way to reduce waste and create healthy soil. Happy composting!
Are you a more visual learner? Click on the video below to learn the basics of establishing your own backyard compost bin with Amy Smart & Kiss the Ground co-founder, Finian Makepeace
“Healthy soil is full of carbon, by converting to regenerative agriculture we can build it back and reverse climate change.”
About Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is a pioneer in the regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration, who co-founded Kiss the Ground, an NGO that aims to educate and inspire people to regenerate the earth's soil. He is an author, speaker, and advocate for regenerative agriculture practices, including regenerative grazing, composting, and cover cropping. He is also known for his work in regenerative agriculture education, as well as his efforts to help farmers and ranchers transition to regenerative practices. He has written a book called "Kiss the Ground" and also appears in documentaries such as "Kiss the Ground" and "The Need to Grow"
Improves contaminated, compacted, and marginalized soils
ECOLOGY & REGNERATIVE FARMING
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Choosing products that use compostable packaging has many benefits for both the environment and our overall health. Compostable packaging is made from organic materials, which can be broken down naturally. This means that instead of ending up in landfills and polluting our environment for hundreds of years, compostable packaging can be transformed into nutrient-rich soil through composting. Traditional plastics are also known to contain harmful chemicals that can leach into our food and drinks. Compostable packaging is free of these chemicals, making it a safer and healthier choice for us and our families.
Choosing products with compostable packaging is a great way to make a positive impact on our planet and our health. By supporting companies that prioritize sustainability, we can help to create a more environmentally-friendly and healthy world for ourselves and future generations.
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