7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
First, let’s define compost. The Merriam-Webster definition of compost is a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land. In order to create compost, you need 3 basic ingredients: browns, greens and water. Browns (such as sticks, dead leaves and twigs) provide carbon for your compost; greens (such as vegetable and fruit waste, coffee grounds and food scraps) provide nitrogen. An equal part browns and greens plus some water to provide moisture to break it all down will result in compost.
To start a compost in your backyard, you will want a dry and shady spot. Compost bins or tumblers are also helpful for the process. Begin to add the brown and green waste in layers and moisten a bit as they are added. When adding any food scraps, be sure to bury it under 10 inches of compost material to avoid attracting any rodents or vermin. If just starting your compost, this means to bury that “green” under about 10 inches of “brown”. If managed well, you can expect finished compost in about 3 months. You know compost is finished when the material has transformed into a dark brown, crumbly product that looks almost like crumbled chocolate cake.
After you have the finished product, apply it as mulch to your garden, about 3 to 6 inches. You can also add it to potted plants or fruit trees or lawns - wherever you choose to use it, your plants will be happy and will reap the benefits.
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greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
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