April 23rd, 2014
About Kristen Hess
For Kristen, composting is just about the coolest, most natural thing you can do to keep the planet healthy. In 2011 she teamed up with her dad to make composting easy, clean and practical for all homes – big or small. Today, their dream of making an environmental impact through composting is finally becoming a reality. Their innovative kitchen tool, The CompoKeeper, is now available to pre-order and will be delivered in June.
The Best Composting Tips & Tricks
There are many ways to turn kitchen scraps into rich soil but, environmentalists know, backyard composting can’t be beat when it comes to recycling food and yard waste.
By composting at home, you can avoid creating transportation emissions and the finished compost can be used as organic, chemical-free fertilizer for indoor and outdoor plants.
A backyard compost pile can be as easy or involved as you want to make it. Here’s a simple recipe that’s easy to follow and will process compost anywhere from 30 days to six months (depending on how much time and attention it gets).
Layer 1 part green to 4 parts brown material. Sprinkle the pile with water and turn its contents with a shovel or pitchfork to add oxygen.
When the contents of your compost pile have transformed into a crumbly, black soil smelling of rich earth, it’s ready to use. There’s no way to fail at composting because compost happens naturally.
Here are some helpful tips to make your composting experience more enjoyable.
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