Published On: Wed, Dec 19th, 2012

How To Make Compost

The Ground Up

How to make compost / HealingTalks

(HealingTalks) Making compost is the key to organic farming and gardening and a great way to cut down on your garbage. Compost can easily be made at home from food waste (onion skins, fruit skins, etc.) or food no longer deemed edible. Coffee cans acts as a great receptacle for these types of materials. Put them close to where you prepare food so the waste is easy to discard, then simply put the lid back on the can. Just don’t ever put meat in your compost! Animal products will attract microorganisms you don’t want in your compost.

How to make compost easily:

Making compost can be done at home in 3 easy steps, outlined by Kristina from RawfullyOrganic.

  1. Eat the Food: If you’re raw vegan, composting essentially means never having to throw any food item into a landfill again! You’ll actually be doing good for the Earth every time you throw something out.
  2. Mix the Food with Soil: When your compost container is full, throw it into a pile of soil in your backyard or somewhere far enough away that the smell won’t become a problem.
  3. Rotate and Wait: Every few weeks, mix up your pile of compost. After a couple of months, it will be a great organic fertilizer or natural pesticide in your garden!

Awesome Compost You Can Buy!

If you live in a city or a place where having a compost pile isn’t an option, companies like Houston, Texas’ The Ground Up offer a wide variety of sustainable compost and mulch products. Maybe you just want someone else to do the grunt work for you! The Ground Up produces 13.2 million tons of compost every year!

“In order to protect and promote organic LIFE, we choose what we use – wisely. We create a better product by being selective about what goes into it. Our soils and mulches are 100% LOCALLY produced from recycled virgin tree waste and yard trimmings. Everything we do is different at The Ground Up – and for good reason. From the materials we start with, to the care and attention we give to ensure the maximum amount of beneficial organisms – which will transform your landscape into a thriving, natural, work of art – so it remains sustainable, pure and beautiful.”

So check out The Ground Up and get composting!

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