Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The multiple benefits of composting

I must admit I wasn't aware, but now I am, that it is International Composting Awareness Week [1 - 7 May 2011]. The Simply Living Community Garden in Bridge St, Port Melbourne hosts a communal composting arrangement. It can be more challenging composting in the small garden spaces of Port Melbourne but the principles of a 3 nitrogen/soft green : 1 carbon/woody brown outlined in this helpful clip work universally. 60% of the rubbish in mixed waste garbage could be composted. In decomposing, organic material releases methane, a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, so composting is also one of the suite of actions against climate change.

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