It’s Never Too Early To Start Composting

 In Environmental Education, Explore Ecology, Science Exploration

At Explore Ecology we believe that everyone can compost. Here in Santa Barbara County, an estimated 700 tons of trash a day goes to our landfill and of that, about 40% is considered compostable. Composting is an excellent way to turn your food scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment. When you feed the soil with compost, you are improving soil tilth and providing plants with beneficial nutrients and microbes.

By layering shredded newspaper with food scraps you can create a welcoming home for  red wiggler worms (eisenia fetida), sow bugs, beetles, spring tails and countless other creatures. They will turn your food scraps into treasure.

In this short tutorial, Wyatt our youngest composter shows us how to shred newspaper to add to your worm compost bin.

First Shred Some Newspaper!

First Shred Some Newspaper!

Then Add It To Your Bin

Then Add It To Your Bin

Be Sure To Cover Up The Food Scraps

Be Sure To Cover Up The Food Scraps

The Newspaper and Food Will Become Compost!

The Newspaper and Food Will Become Compost!

 

 

 

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