There are several types of composting, but all serve the same purpose. Composting is the natural process of recycling decomposed organic materials into abundant soil that can be used in many ways, both inside and outside your home. Did you know that yard and food waste make up over 30% of all waste? By simply throwing all of your food waste out, you are contributing to methane being released into the atmosphere and also missing out on a great opportunity to feed your household plants!
Composted soil helps to improve the health of your plants and their ability to fight off pets and diseases, reducing your need for pesticides. While reducing the risk of harmful pests, composted soil increases the amount of helpful bacteria your plants need to survive. It also contains a much higher moisture content over regular soil due to the organic material it is fed with. Beyond all of these great benefits, by composting your organic matter, you save money and can also use it as a tool to educate yourself and children about nature and the cycle of life.
Unlike many may believe, composting is a fun, easy way to improve your ecological footprint on the planet and can be done virtually anywhere, even in an apartment! To see how to DIY your own indoor composting center, click here!