• Eco Chic Chick

How to make good compost?​​

Updated: Sep 13, 2019

Composting is transforming organic material into natural fertilizer, using the process of decomposition. It has numerous benefits. Let’s see the options:

Compost pile 

The best place for your compost pile is needed to choose in the first place. Choose wisely. A most convenient place is close to the house, or garden.

Compost tumbler

This alternative is great when you do not have a lot of compostables. It is better to be careful and not overload your compost bin. The quickest compost requires the turn of your compost bin ideally twice a day. 

Worm bin

This alternative is great for winter. Worms are great helpers. They can transform your food scrubs into compost quite quickly. They like smaller parts and love mixed parts. Worms do not like light and citruses. 

Composting is beneficial!

- it is sustainable 

- it saves the space on landfills

- it is organic 

- it becomes natural fertilizer

- it supplies essential nutrients to promote healthy plant growth

- it saves water because healthy soil can hold more water

- it stores nutrients and moisture in the soil available for a plants

We can all be fighting pollution this way because 23% of household waste is compostable!

"A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other." Simon Sinek

I build vegetable/flower beds in my backyard and composted pumpkins collected from citizens of our town after Halloween. It was the project I did for the Environmental committee I am part of. It was very rewarding, as soon as spring was here I have pumpkin plant more than 13 feet long.

I knew how to do it thanks to Sandra Blain-Snow and her amazing Ocean County Master Composter Training Program. Thank you, Sandra!

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