Saturday, July 17, 2010

Compost Queen

In previous posts I have mentioned our compost bin, but I never got around to photographing it until last weekend.  I think that we could have gotten a discount or a voucher from the County of Santa Clara for a composter, which for a long time kept us from getting one because the office's limited hours and forgetfulness on our part.  Therefore we finally bit the bullet and laid out $100 for this turning one from Home Depot.   With our CSA we eat a lot of veggies and fruits and it had finally become too painful to throw all that food waste in the garbage.

So far it has been awesome.  We put in food and yard waste and every few days give it a few turns.  Since getting the composter (which doesn't smell or attract bugs - well at least not yet), we have generated almost zero trash. Everything is either recycled or composted!  It is amazing!   We have put almost a month's worth of stuff in there and yet when you look in, it seems almost empty!  Where does it all go?  Magic.  I took an organic farming class in grad school and because there was so much crop waste, we had lots of compost piles.  However I like our Garden Views Dynamic Spinning Composter for the home because I don't have to monitor it with a thermometer and use a pitchfork to turn it over.

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