Interested in composting? We're here to give you all the information you need to know about composting, and teach you how to start your own!
What is composting?Composting is an organic material that's added to soil to help plants grow. Not only is it great for plants, but it's also a great way to recycle food waste. Composting is made of decomposed matter, and it looks like garden soil. It's also referred to as "black gold".
Why is composting important?Did you know that more than thirty percent of food waste is thrown away? It could be composted instead! Composting not only reduces waste, but it also makes us less dependent on landfills, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
Composting with EedamaEedama holds workshops on composting and food waste, whether you're a school, university, or any other entity, with Eedama, you can learn more about composting. Contact us to know more.
How to compost:Steps:
• Click here for the steps of starting a compost.
① When using a bin make sure it gets enough oxygen so make holes on the side and at the bottom to drain liquid.
② Start your pile with a generous layer of browns on the bottom.
③ Alternate the layers of greens and browns.
④ You do not have to distribute the layers evenly over the pile, however you should always cover the “greens” with
a generous layer of “browns” to prevent odors and avoid attracting unwanted pests.
• Click here for what you can compost.
• You should use 2 to 3 times as much browns as greens.
• The smaller the material the faster it will break down.
• If you don’t have leaves you can use sawdust, straw, or even shredded newspaper for browns.
• Woody debris and larger material takes a long time to compost.
• A thin layer of soil added on the top of your pile also helps to discourage pests and odors.