All About Compost!

By: Millie & Aditi

Learn all about compost!

  • The product of composting is rich soil that can be used for planting many things such as plants, vegetables and fruit.
  • Some things we put in a compost bin are banana peels, apple cores, egg shells, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, orange peels, watermelon rind, strawberries, fish, and dairy.
  • Some greens that we put in a compost bin are grass clippings, vegetable scraps, weeds, coffee grounds, manure, and green plant cuttings.
  • Some browns we put in a compost bin are leaves, hay, shredded paper, wood chips, and cardboard.
  • The temperature in a compost bin changes from the microorganisms moving around causing heat in the bin.
  • Some things to avoid putting in the compost bin are plastic, milk cartons, napkins, metal cans, glass, paper plates, and silverware.
  • Water is necessary in the compost bin because it needs to be hydrated to help plant growth.
  • A decomposer is a living thing that breaks down the remains of other living things. for example, worms and small insects help break down the organic matter in the bin.
  • The benefits of having a compost bin is that you can grow plants and vegetables, and you can make your own rich and fresh soil from things you have in your household.
  • FUN FACTS!!
  1. Compost is used so the earth doesn't have waste laying around.
  2. Compost improves soil, saves money, and adds nutrients.
  3. Over 60% of what we put in our landfills is organic waste which could be used for a compost bin.
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