Excerpt from the article by Scott Kirkwood, originally published by The Washington Post on October 10, 2022:
…Transforming your waste into organic fertilizer has a number of far-reaching benefits. Yes, the finished product is great for your houseplants or garden, but it also cuts methane emissions from food waste in landfills. Once it’s in the ground, it stores carbon, prevents erosion, improves plants’ ability to fight disease and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. “Composting is a proven way to address problems like climate disruption,” says Brenda Platt, director of Composting for Community, a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “It’s like magic; of course, it’s not magic — it’s science.”
Read the full article here.