05 May '11, 9am

Got Soil? Celebrate Compost!:

Got Soil? Celebrate Compost!:

International Compost Awareness Week , a global effort by the composting industry to increase acceptance of a truly elegant process that reduces waste going to landfill, enriches gardens and farms, and sequesters carbon emissions. Some 300 U.S. cities and universities have started collecting food scraps for composting in the last four years, but there is much more composting to be done. According to the EPA , "Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 26 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream." Natural composting has been around since the first plants took root: as dead vegetation decays, it provides minerals and nutrients that benefit the plants, animals and microorganisms. Mature compost uses high temperatures to destroy pathogens and weed seeds that natural decomposition does not destroy. There are multiple benefits to composting, including: Health...

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