Composting is a very easy way to integrate natural processes and nutrients into your garden, flower beds, and life. While various statistics exist, most commonly, I’ve seen statistics that suggest that up to 50% of what we throw away in the USA is food items or items that are biodegradable. These are items, like vegetables or stems, that come out of the nutrients in the system. Americans also like to rake up/bag up and throw away their lawn clippings, “weeds”, etc. By sending them into a landfill, we lock those nutrients away and don’t allow them to cycle through the system again. So composting is an important part of shifting to a more sustainable practice and allows us to build great soils in the process. By composting, I was able to reduce what I threw away/put on the curb by almost 50%–and now I know how much I was wasting.
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