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Gloria 05-02-2019 10:38 AM

Itís Composting Awareness Week!
 
https://www.compostfoundation.org/IC...PHnIG5g1TiKckQ
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The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses nationwide.

Gloria 05-02-2019 11:36 AM

There is a nice video with some explanation . https://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/c...9hH8t_mBt3YR-k

katjh 05-03-2019 08:13 AM

I've been flipping/sifting my compost for the last few weeks (between rain showers and work, it's taking awhile). I have a Rubbermaid tote full of the most beautiful black gold. I sprinkle it around the garden beds. I'm always amazed at how my kitchen scraps and dried leaves, straw, etc can turn into this beautiful soil.

Gloria 05-03-2019 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by katjh (Post 161509)
I've been flipping/sifting my compost for the last few weeks (between rain showers and work, it's taking awhile). I have a Rubbermaid tote full of the most beautiful black gold. I sprinkle it around the garden beds. I'm always amazed at how my kitchen scraps and dried leaves, straw, etc can turn into this beautiful soil.

Right, such wonderful stuff coming from what most people are throwing away to go to a landfill.


May 5 Ė 11, 2019
International Compost Awareness Week.


We have these 32 gallon trash cans in which we drilled many, many, holes in the sides and bottom for aeration and drainage. Makes for great composters. I also use a big galvanized water trough that the bottom is rusting out for some yard waste to compost. The habitat gardens produce so much biomass it takes some doing to keep up with all of it.


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