Backyard and worm composting are easy ways to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings back into valuable soil. Healthy soil is the foundation of a beautiful, bountiful garden. Using compost helps restore the soil’s ability to grow healthy plants naturally and to absorb more water, which reduces water runoff and the need for irrigation. Soils high in organic matter promote plant growth without depending on chemical fertilizers.
Composting also reduces the amount of organic waste being sent to landfills, reduces the cost yard trimmings collection and processing, and represents a fun and easy family/community environmental education tool.