Start composting this Earth Day
- Composting recycles or “downcycles” organic household and yard waste and manure into an extremely nutrient rich composted soil.
- Annually, an average household can keep 500 pounds of perfectly biodegradable kitchen and garden waste out of landfills.
- Composting recycles nutrients in your scraps, producing soil that’s tastes gourmet to your plants.
Be Part of the Solution
How can I learn more about composting?
- A biodegradable material is not necessarily compostable but is capable of being broken down completely but may take a very long time.
- A compostable material biodegrades substantially under composting conditions.
- Some of the things you can compost include: fruits and vegetables, bread, cereals, pastas, coffee grounds and filters, teabags, eggshells, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, non chemically treated woodchips and sawdust. Visit http://www.compostthis.co.uk/ for more information.
- Some things you can compost include: chemical treated wood, meat, bones and fat, human and animal waste, diseased plants and plants like poison ivy.
- Visit http://www.planetnatural.com, or http://www.gardeners.com to select your compost bin.
- Visit http://www.howtocompost.org/ to learn more about composting.
- Buy Barbara Plesant’s book The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, Mary Applehof’s book Worms Eat My Garbage or Stu Campbell’s Let It Rot!
- Call or visit UF-IFAS/Pinellas County Extension at (727) 582-2673, 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo to sign up for their next free Compost Happens Workshop or to see demonstration composting bins in action.
To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.
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