The Case for Composting

Written by
Diana Dutcher
on July 21, 2020

The case for composting has been made thousands of times over so I won’t try to recreate it. Watch this video to learn more about why composting food scraps is important and how you can be part of the solution.

This week we are going to cover easy tips to creating your own compost pile at home, but first you need to know why it’s important. Enjoy the video!

Highlights I found the most interesting:

  • Compost doesn’t stink
  • Compost can enhance food nutrition, increase crop yields, and strengthen the ability of soil to hold water. (If you don’t know why this important, google US Dust Bowl)
  • Compost is regenerative; it isn’t just fertilizer
  • Compost regenerates depleted soils by putting lost nutrient back in
  • Over 50% of US “trash” is actually compostable material – we’re throwing away the building blocks of life!
  • When foods scraps go to landfills instead of being composted, they create harmful methane gas.
  • Our current agriculture system leaves soils depleted by using chemicals to “nourish” and “fertilize” instead of using compost which has all the necessary nutrients to build the soils back up.
  • Composting on any scale can help reverse climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses being emitted to the atmosphere every single day.
  • At-Home composting is SUPER SIMPLE
composting set-up

This week, I’m going to cover the basics of composting and have your own compost pile up and running in days. I’ll cover different setups depending on how much (or how little) space you have to dedicate to this practice and how to find out more about what your city does to support composting.

Join us this week in The Hassle-Free Family group to get all the tips.

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Written By
Diana Dutcher

I am an educator and entrepreneur who is passionate about non-toxic living. I get to be with my five kiddos (8, 6-year old twins, and 4-year old twins) in the mornings and teach in the afternoons or evenings. It’s a beautiful abundant life 💖

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