What is compost?
Compost is nature's ultimate recycling system, where living or once-living materials break down into a rich soil amendment called compost.
Composting is a cheap and easy way to turn yard and food waste into a resource. By adding compost to the soil, you can grow a healthier lawn and garden that requires less water and fewer chemicals. Composting food and yard waste can also save 20 percent of Boulder's available landfill space.
Simply make a pile or put the following "recipe" in a bin. The ingredients invite guests like worms, beetles and fungus to create rich organic matter. This organic product improves the soil without the use of chemical fertilizers. Compost breaks up heavy soils, adds nutrients and improves water-holding capacity.
Recipe for Compost
Visit Boulder's backyard composting demonstration site near the Community Gardens for more tips and ideas!
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:46