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How to Compost - A Great Family Activity

If you don't yet know how to compost, you'll want to take the time to learn. Composting is a great way to lower your waste while doing something that's good for the environment and your yard. Many people think that composting is difficult or that they can't do it because they live in an apartment or don't have a very large yard.

There are actually great ways to compost for everyone, including people who don't have a yard at all, or those who don't want a compost pile in their yard:

~ Compost Bin Tumblers come in many different sizes and allow you to compost quickly and easily without having the pile in your yard.

~ Composting indoors is easy to do using plastic bags, or even worms!

~ If all else fails, you can compost outdoors by simply putting your food scraps into a hole in your yard and covering it when full.

If you don't know how to compost, check out Green Living Made Easy for great ideas, including directions, troubleshooting tips, and a list of what can be composted.

If you didn't already know, there are great reasons for composting, including:

~ Creating less waste

~ Saving water - you aren't putting food into your disposal. Composting also saves water outside because when you use compost in your flower beds, it helps to retain moisture.

~ Saves you money on fertilizers, as compost is rich in nutrients.

~ Teaching your kids how to compost is a great way to teach them to be eco friendly and it's a fun and easy job for them to do.

  • For additional green and eco-friendly green tips visit my blog at lilgreendress.
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Kathymcbain
Thanks so much for the heads up...I fixed it!
Robert S.
This link seems to not be correct: check out Green Living Made Easy
HBragdon
Composting has really helped our garden - and our kitchen looks nice & is odor free with our stainless compost bucket - http://www.familyzip.com/tips/2994/cool_kitchen_composter_for_ecomoms/
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