Compost

BY: Jackie DeLucia AND Chandler Norman

Things that go into a compost bin

leftover food, plants, grass clippings, coffee grounds, dry leafs, straw, woodchips, sawdust, and newspaper

WHAT IS COMPOSTING ??

Compost is leftover food, plants, grass clippings, coffee grounds, dry leafs, straw, wood chips, sawdust, and newspaper that decay overtime and turns into new fertile soil. This will occur in the right temperature 140 degrees and with water. (in the compost bin). You will also need to add decomposers such as worms, fungi and beetles.

Why do we have to use water

Water helps speed up the process of composting, it needs to be as wet as a wet sponge.

Three fun facts

  1. Decomposers help break down the compost
  2. The organic matter shrinks over time.
  3. Plants grow out of the remains of the Decomposers.

Things to avoid in a compost bin

Metal, milk cartons, plastic, napkins, paper plates, and silverware

Benefits

Compost makes your garden better and it recycles by making new soil.

WHAT IS THE PRODUCT OF COMPOSTING?!?!

The product of composting is new soil and making nutrients.

Examples of greens and browns

greens=food,plants,grass clippings,fruit peelings and coffee grounds

Browns = dried leafs, straw, wood-chips, sawdust, and newspaper