Over a quarter of our nation’s household garbage consists of yard trimmings and food waste – organics that can be composted, returning nutrient to to our soil and reducing methane gas from landfills. Composting harnesses nature’s process of decomposition to create something that benefits our yards and gardens.


Benefits of composting include:


  • Diverting thousands of pounds of garbage from the landfill.
  • Is the ultimate closed loop system – turning garbage into something we can reuse.
  • When used in the yard, compost boosts plant health, helps soils retain water and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.




Avoid Leftover Leftovers

As mentioned in an earlier post, we create an additional 25% more waste over the holiday period, and a part of that can be attributed to the increase in holiday parties this time of year.  Food waste in America is actually a big problem – some statistics say that 40% of food is wasted between […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

  A striking number – about 30% of world’s food – is thrown away, according to a study authored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Water Management Institute in 2008. According to the same study, there is more than enough food produced in the world to […]


#WeCompost, & You Can Too!

FREE Composting 101 Class! Join us in The Environmental Center’s Learning Garden to get an overview of composting. We’ll go over what to include and what not, pros and cons of different methods, and address common questions and concerns. This is a great intro class for the novice composter, or for those needing to address […]