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We live in a “disposable” society. Without giving it a second thought, any items considered useless or unnecessary are quickly disposed of in the garbage bin.  Food scraps, from coffee grinds to fruit and vege peels to eggshells, represent the bulk of the waste the modern household generates each day.  And in reality the majority of this waste is not useless at all.

Composting is one of the easiest ways to do our bit for the planet by recycling and putting our waste to good use. By putting aside a small area in your garden for a compost pile, and regularly turning and watering the pile, you will soon be the proud owner of a valuable supply of healthy organic compost.

Of course, what you are really doing by turning and watering the waste pile, is facilitating a wonderfully complex science experiment.  While micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi break down and change the chemistry of the organic waste, macro-organisms like earthworms, mites, slugs, ants and spiders go to work biting, tearing, chewing and grinding the waste into finer material.

Give it a go – its good for the garden and its even better for the planet!

Compost created from food scraps and garden waste is a great mulch and soil additive, providing the same benefits as chemical fertilizers with none of the harmful side-effects.
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