Learn more about composting

Why Compost Is Holy

In a sane world, composting would be recognized as the spiritual act that it is: returning the parts of life forms we can’t eat back into the cycle that produced them. It’s a reverent, life-affirming act, and in itself, one of the daily miracles that sustains life on our planet. In your composter, you create a living world of micro-organisms that decompose food wastes and turn them into another form of food – compost that nourishes plant life, which in turn nourishes us, and all the life forms that share our planet. When you hold a handful of rich, light, earth-smelling compost, you hold more microscopic living beings than there are humans on the planet.

Why Composting is More Important Than Ever

Some scientists believe that we have already reached the tipping point in climate change. We are now dealing with the greenhouse gases we created 25 years ago, and seeing massive storms, out of control wild-fires and unprecedented floods. Others say we can still maintain a livable planet if we act now. Composting organic waste is one of the most important things you can do to mitigate the damages of climate change. There are a multitude of benefits from reducing the carbon load for garbage pickup, to reducing space needed for landfills. Most important of all, organic wastes in landfills create methane gas, which is, by weight, 20 times more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. A Critter-Proof Composter™ will let you compost a wide variety of organic wastes, including cooked cereals, leftover salads, prawn shells and fish bones that would otherwise attract unwanted visitors to your garden. But even a Critter-Proof Composter™ has to be properly maintained.

Here are some links to resources that can teach you everything you need to know about why and how to compost.