Composting not only prevents biodegradable waste from going to the landfill, but it also reduces the amount of synthetic fertilizers and water needed when used as a soil amendment. Whether you choose to make a pile or an aerobic bin, composting is easy and fun to watch Mother Nature take her course.
Backyard composting is also a great way to figure out how much food waste you actually produce, and maybe you can figure out how to waste less. Visit the King County Washington website for great tips on how to reduce that wasted food and money.
Vermicompost, or worm composting, is the process of composting using various species of worms (usually red wigglers, white worms, and/or earthworms) to decompose food waste and some plant material. Worm castings, or “black gold”, are the end-product of vermicomposting and it can be used as a soil amendment that helps improve the physical structure of the soil, enhances germination, increases plant growth and crop yield, and reduces waste to the landfill.
Small-scale vermicomposting is ideal to turn kitchen waste into high-quality soil amendments without the additional physical effort (turning the bin) that bin composting requires.
You can call Payne’s Organic Soil Yard to purchase a bin and worms to start vermicomposting in your own backyard, today!
Payne’s Organic Soil Yard
6037 Agua Fria, Santa Fe