Are you sheltering-in-place at home? Looking for a way to recycle your food scraps? Interested in producing your own “black gold” for your yard or garden? Need an activity to do with your children? Want to avoid greenhouse gases from landfills and incinerators and store carbon in local soils?
Learn how to home compost!
There’s never been a better time. By composting at home, you can protect the planet and improve your soil while practicing safe physical distancing. Watch our webinar recording to learn how to successfully compost at home. The speakers covered the basics of hot composting outside and worm composting (or vermicomposting) inside.
Residential Composting During COVID-19 (US Composting Council Fact Sheet)
From Rhonda Sherman:
- North Carolina State Extension Vermicomposting Homepage
- The Worm Farmer’s Handbook by Rhonda Sherman
- Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage
- How to Set Up a Worm Bin (video)
- Vermicomposting Curriculum
- Raising Earthworms Successfully
- Tips for Backyard Composting (video)
- Backyard Composting
- Home Composting Resources Homepage
- Successful Rat Prevention for Community-Scaled Composting Webinar
- Home Composting Dos and Don’ts
- Common Steps in the Composting Process
- Ingredients for Good Compost
- Cross-section of a Composting Pile
- Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste and Grow Community
- Posters: Compost Impacts More Than You Think
Sources for red wiggler worms (Eisenia fetida):
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North Carolina State University
Director, Composting for Community Initiative