Life After death Rylee, Alex, Maesie, and Sealey

Benefits of Composting

  • Reduces methane emissions
  • Reduces need for chemical fertilizers
  • Promotes higher yields of agricultural crops
  • Aids reforestation and wetlands restoration
  • Improves contaminated, compacted, and marginal soils
  • captures and destroys 99.6% of industrial volatile organic chemicals in contaminated air
  • enhances water retention in soils
Food composting collection programs served over 3.8 million households in 2015


  1. Choose a compost pile or bin location. Preferably a dry, shady spot.
  2. Spread your first brown layer in the allotted area or bin. Use dry straw, leaves, or cornstalks as a foundation.
  3. Add a green layer: fruit and vegetable scraps or plant clippings.
  4. Spread a layer of garden soil.
  5. Add water to moisten all three layers.
  6. Continue with the same layer pattern of brown, green, and a small amount of soil to create a pile 3 feet high. Make sure to keep one part green layer to two parts brown layer for best compost.
  7. Use a pitchfork to turn the compost once a week. Make sure that the pile stays moist but not damp.
  8. Add fresh materials, turn, and water regularly during the warmer season.
"Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay." - George Meredith


"Travel is composting for the mind" Martha Gellhorn
"The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground." -Rumi
"Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay." - George Meredith

Takeaways From The Project:

  1. Group projects are hard but having a great team makes it easier
  2. Composting is REALLY easy and VERY beneficial to the Earth
  3. Rotton food smells bad
  4. Our community is filled with helpful and kind people who want to make a difference
"Kings and cabbages go back to compost, but good deeds stay green forever." - Rick DeMarinis


Created with images by meineresterampe - "compost garbage biological" • Gabriel Jimenez - "untitled image" • Ben_Kerckx - "green waste compost compost bin" • Antranias - "compost garden waste" • Igrinz - "nature grass tree" • Markus Spiske - "untitled image"

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