Composting is easy!

worm composter

There’s a saying heal the soil so as not to have to heal animal or man. If you think about the state of world affairs, our planet appears to be crashing. But composting gives us hope. It turns waste from one system into food for another. Its byproduct becomes food for plants, and plants feed man and animal.

Composting is the practice of recycling food scraps, coffee grounds, plant trimmings and other organic material, and turning them into nutrient rich fertilizers that plants love!  Composting adds life back to our soil and reduces food waste from going into the landfill. Freeing up the landfill reduces amount of greenhouse gas produced – a big stride toward a healthy planet.

When I compost, I feel close to God and the cycles of nature. I think it’s poetic that the purpose of the red wriggler worm has been discovered to clean up our garbage mess, thus redeeming its belly crawling cousin, the snake in the Garden of Eden. And to cultivate the Garden, only the finest will do, and the worms convert our garbage into nature’s best fertilizers!

Vermicomposting is like having worms for pets. Here are some fun facts about the red wriggler worms (aka Eisenia Fetida):

• have 5 hearts
• eat half their body weight in food
• live up to 10 years
• excrete nutrient rich castings

Anyone can compost, even if you live in an apartment. You can get started for under $25 and make your own compost bin out of a plastic container.

Watch this video below on how to start a compost using a plastic containers.

Composting Tips

• Keep compost in the container moist.
• Add browns (dried leaves, shredded paper)
• Freeze or refrigerate food scraps such as fruits, veggies, coffee grinds, tea bags
• Feed worms weekly
• Avoid dairy, meat, onion peels, citrus peels, fried foods

Recommended Books:
Worms Eat My Garbage, Mary Appelhof