Oct 10.23

Composting 101: A beginner’s guide to creating soil from scraps

DIY

Fall is officially here! With the trees dropping their leaves and gardens getting their final trim for the season, it’s the perfect time of year to start composting. Each year, 40-50% of waste sent to landfills is organic material that could have been composted. By composting our kitchen scraps and yard waste, we could reduce the amount of waste entering landfills by nearly half! This would decrease the production of harmful methane emissions from landfills, while generating high-quality soil for backyard gardens, community gardens or houseplants.

Special thanks to Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre.

Katy Cobb

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