Composting is a great way of turning food scraps and organic garden waste into compost by composting:
- You can improve the quality of your soil and overall garden vitality by releasing the rich nutrients from the compost into the soil of your garden.
- You help with preventing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the aerobic breakdown of organic material and reduces the amount of garden and kitchen waste going to landfill.
- You can recycle valuable nutrients and eliminate the use of artificial fertilisers, something that is vital when keeping chooks, bees and fish.
We utilise three forms of composting in our yard there generally isn't a lot left over for the compost bins once the chooks have had their fill.
- One of the best ways to compost your scraps is by using a BioPod - http://www.thebiopod.com/ the BioPod relies on black soldier fly larvae to do the work with the bonus of harvesting the larvae to feed to your chooks and fish.
- The second form of composting we use is a Tumbleweed composting bin - http://www.tumbleweed.com.au/Composting/220LCompostTumbler.aspx this is ideal for managing your green waste such as grass and plant clippings.