It’s all coming together. The Tumbling Composter I ordered online will arrive this week. My counter-top food scrap bin is almost full. There’s a bucket in the garage collecting spent flowers and the leaves on the Chinese Pistache are starting to turn! I’ll have all the ingredients for my first batch of compost.
I looked at several varieties before settling on this model. My criterion was simple: It had to be portable, affordable and resistant to rodents. It’s constructed from recycled materials, also a plus, and the compact size is perfect for my small vegetable garden.
- Composting reduces the amount of waste you send to the landfill
- Composting turns your waste into a useful product—and it does so without requiring additional resources.
- Using compost in your garden reduces the need for water and fertilizers and helps eliminate the need for pesticides.
- Composting provides you with a valuable experiential lesson in the cycles of nature and the folly of our throwaway culture that is likely to lead to other waste-saving measures as time goes by. (Source: Sheryl Eisenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC)