Composting Assignment

By: Lindsay Alexander

Define Composting

  • specialized type of recycling - recycling yard and kitchen wastes.

  • biological process that occurs when tiny, microscopic organisms break down organic waste (plant and animal based waste) and recycle them to make new, healthy soil.
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How Do Make a compost pile

  • you can build or purchase a bin for your compost or simply you can build your pile on the ground.
advantage of a building on bare ground
  • starting in on bare ground allows worms and other organisms to aerate the compost and to be transported to your garden bed
  • less expensive

Advantages for using a container

  • which may keep it looking nicer
  • work faster da
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Items included

  • Sticks
  • Stems
  • Bits of wood
  • Sawdust pellets
  • Corn stalks
  • Coffee filters
  • Food scraps
  • Green leaves
  • Mauners
  • Green leave clipping
  • Raw material
  • Spend flowers

Green and Brown

  • Carbon is Brown and Nitrogen is green
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1/3 Green
2/3 brown
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How do u arrange the Items ?


  1. Lay twigs of straw
  2. Add the compost materials (brown)
  3. Add manure (green)
  4. Keep moist
  5. Cover
  6. turn
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How do you care for a compost pile and how often ?

1. Turning the pile once or twice per week
2. Add water as needed to keep the material damp
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What happen to temperature ?

  • 100-140 degrees fahrenheit
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What NOT to put in the pile

  • Meats
  • Bones
  • Fatty foods
  • Dairy products
  • pet feces
  • diseased plants
They dont heat suffiencienty and they leave harmful bacterial and cant attract rodents and other pest
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Living organism in the pile

  1. Worms
  2. Slugs
  3. Insects
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