Get Crazy with Compost
Good Morning Watershed Explorers,
Did you know that the average person wastes over a pound of food each day and that the bulk of that food is fruits and vegetables? So I ask, why not compost? Fruits and vegetables are the easiest foods to compost. They break down quickly and they provide many nutrients for the soil. A great benefit of compost is that it reduces the need for chemical fertilizer. So turn those fruits in veggies into fantastic soil for your garden.
Here is a little graphic from planetforward.org which shows why composting is important.
We at the NBC love that compost can help filter out 60-95% of urban stormwater pollutants. That definitely helps our job! The fewer contaminants in our wastewater the better!
If you are interested in creating a compost with your family or at least learning more about it, here is a great article to check out. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/composting-way-easier-you-think? This article from the Natural Resources Defense Council makes composting a little more understandable and provides some simple ways to start a compost.
Composting can be very simple and doesn't require much space. Worms also love it! Artist and educator, Melissa Guillet has a great composting program coming up on May 26th. Here is the link to her event if you would like to check it out. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compost-cafe-with-blind-lemon-nightcrawler-tickets-104312357068
Let's keep pounds of food out of our landfill, and create some healthy soil for our own gardens.