Lets Get Ready To COMPOST!!

By: Nate The Great and Jack Attack

Product of Composting

  • Rich Nutrients
  • Soil
  • Helps to grow plants

What to put in a compost bin

  • Green organic Matter
  • Brown Organic Matter
  • Ex :Woodchips, Garden Waste

Examples of Greens

Examples of Greens



Food

Grass clippings

Leaves

Weeds

Poop

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Examples of Browns

Shredded paper

Cardboard

Wood chips
Dried leaves

Newspaper

Why water is necessary for composting

Water speeds up the composting process, because like in photosynthesis, water is energy the plant needs. Also it helps breakdown the compost,minerals, soil etc.

Things to avoid while Composting!

  • Silverware
  • Cartons
  • Bottles
  • Napkins
  • Metal Cans
  • Paper Plates
  • Glass Jars

Temperature Changes!!!

After a couple of days the compost starts to heat up.

Decomposers Jobs

The Decomposers job is to break down dead animals. Some decomposers are worms, fungi, and Bacteria that help the compost
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Benifits

  • It grows grass
  • It turns into flowers
  • Helps grow vegetables
  • Helps you grow

3 Fun Facts!!!!

  • Compost helps reduce global warming
  • The average U.S. Household generates over 650 lbs of compostable materials each year
  • Compost Reduces the need for expensive commercial fertilizer
Vermicomposting: How worms can reduce our waste - Matthew Ross