Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Do you compost too much?

Are you guilty of composting too much? Whaaat? 

I never have enough compost for all my gardening and lawn needs! As a matter of fact, I’ve been thinking of inviting my neighbors to bury their kitchen scraps in my pile. Yes, neighbors, you can walk through my yard and your kids can run through it. I love the outdoors and invite neighborly sharing and comradery.

Having too much to compost may be a sign that we are letting our edible food go to waste. Often we composters find those moldy berries, bread and the like but don’t think twice about pitching them in the old kitchen collector. After all, we are creating this great resource our soil needs to grow healthy plants and it’s organic!

Here’s the thing, we put a lot of time, energy, water, and other resources into growing, shipping, and storing that food. Using it as compost fodder is better than landfilling but it is way better to eat the food in the first place. Dear reader, it’s time to eat what we buy and compost the inedible parts of our food scraps. If you’d like to learn more on how you can be smarter about the food you buy, join us for one of our scheduled lunch-and-learns, beginning on February 28. 

For more information on these 45 minute ‘Save The Food’ seminars and to register visit HamiltonCountyRecycles.org.

Guest blogger, Jenny Lohmann, Food Saving Aficionado

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