INTRODUCTION

Learn about composting, the stages of composting and how to know what goes into a compost
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COMPOSTING

Composting is an easy way to turn our certain types of waste into usable material for your garden.

Mostly items that come from the kitchen and the food we eat, as well as green waste from the garden like fallen leaves can be combined to make Compost. However, there is some packaging that can be composted too.

In the right environment with some added help by worms and other bugs, these items break down naturally and make a natural plant food that can be used in the garden.

Composting is another sustainable way of giving us a healthier environment and creating less pollution.

WHAT YOU CAN COMPOST

WHAT YOU CAN'T COMPOST

Dairy products and eggs

(e.g. butter, milk, sour cream, yogurt)


They create odour problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

Fats, grease, lard, or oils

They create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

Meat or fish bones and scraps

They create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

WHAT TO DO WITH COMPOST?

There are various ways to use your finished compost. You can sprinkle compost on top or mix it into your flower and vegetable beds, gently rake compost into tree beds, blend it with potting soil to revitalize indoor plants, or spread it on top of the soil on your lawn as a soil amendment.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A BACKYARD

Bokashi and mini worm farms are an option for anyone living in an apartment, with a small backyard or without the option of a typical large compost bin.

Compost Challenge Game

Match the words with the compostable items

Compost over time

Watch this video to see how compost changes over time.
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Congratulations!

You've completed the fourth set of activities and learned about composting.

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