Tuesday, May 18, 2010


For those of you who don’t know what compost is I suggest you visit http://www.howtocompost.org
Our family has started this process a couple of weeks ago, the kids and myself are enjoying it greatly, not only because it’s fun for them but also because we all know that this is for a good cause, they know we are helping Mother Earth stay happy, it truly is a wonderful thing when you realize how much you can reduce your garbage each week by composting and recycling, why not turn your food scraps into organic, healthy and super nutritious dirt for your garden? instead of having all your garbage sitting in a landfill, which means taking away the natural habitat for many species, once you get the hang of it you will not regret it!

Here is what we do.
First we collect all the scraps from our day (fruits, veggies, paper towels that do not contain any chemicals, egg cartons, egg shells, coffee grounds, tea grounds/bags, leafs, weeds, etc. If you aren’t sure what to compost check out this website:  http://www.plantea.com/compost-materials.htm 

 We usually collect our items to compost in a bag or a container with a lid, don’t worry it’s not stinky as long as you take it out back every night.

 Then we go out to the yard to our “Compost Bin” this is ours, and you can’t see it but it has tiny air holes on the lid for ventilation.

 When you open it up this is what mine looks like right now, it doesn’t stink like some people think, and as you can see there are no flies around or weird animals.. We add a little dirt once a week.

                                            Once I add my fresh “garbage” I mix it with a stick.

Really it’s no big deal, if I can do it you can too! instead of having to walk to your garbage can every time you cook or you are peeling apples for your kids have an empty container on the countertop, toss it all there and turn it into organic compost!
Give it a try, it will make a difference in your life and those who live around you.

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