What is composting?
Composting is an incredible act of nature that plays a critical role in organic farming, soil development, water conservation, and sustainable living. It helps to divert a HUGE amount of waste from landfills. It reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and helps lower emissions. In the not-so-distant future, composting will become a legal requirement of urban citizens.
Food and lawn waste makes up 25% of all landfill waste. Although these natural materials are biodegradable, they do not break down properly in landfills because they don't receive oxygen from being so tightly packed. When oxygen isn't available during the decomposition process, the organic matter may emit methane gas. Methane gas is 20 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. Methane is bad for the environment and the inhospitable conditions of landfills make it practically impossible for natural materials to break down properly. For every ton of organic matter we can divert from a landfill, we can save a third of a ton of greenhouse gases from being emitted into the environment.
How do we do it?
We pick up your scraps, coffee grounds, etc and turn them into fertilizer! How the heck do we do that? It's nothing short of a scientific equation based on chemical interactions and bacterial growth.
We help the natural process by providing the perfect conditions for beneficial bacteria and microbes to grow and reproduce, ultimately breaking down food waste and turning it into pure nutrients for our Farms.
We take your food scraps and place them into our compost piles along with other natural materials. We then turn the piles to introduce oxygen and create an environment for bacterial growth. The pile heats up and "cooks" all of that goodness down over a period of time, ultimately creating a nutrient-dense, natural fertilizer to return to our Farms. Those nutrients make their way back into the plants, back into your boxes, and the cycle continues.
We take composting very seriously and we hope you will enjoy being a part of this beautiful cycle.