*Written By: Emily Post*
If you make just one change to up your Earth-love game this year, consider taking on composting. Composting is one of the most important activities we as individuals can do for the future of our planet.
Here are some great reasons to compost at home, or sign up for a compost program:
1. We all know that rotting vegetables in our refrigerator are gross (stay tuned for a post coming up on how to prevent them from going from yum to yuck so quickly!), but rotting veggies in our yard are just the thing to help our soils grow healthier, more nutritious plants. Compost gives your plants nutrients – it’s like fertilizer without all the yucky chemicals. Plus, it’s easy and free to do. By composting your food scraps, you can up your gardening level and give your plants the extra lift they need in Colorado’s clay soils without having to buy anything at all!
2. If you are a gardener, you probably already know that composting helps your plants grow, but did you know compost also helps keep your soil moist so you don’t have to water as often (super important for Colorado’s dry climate!)? For example, if you add 5 pounds of compost to 100 pounds of soil, it can hold in 200 pounds of water for your plants to drink!