Stewardship: Composting at Home

composting at home

With all the wonderful produce currently available, now is a great time to set up a home-based composting system so the plant parts you cut off or don’t eat can help improve your soil. Here is a very simple solution recommended by Scott Chase, SWS Class of 2002, Board Member and Co-Chair of Stewardship Committee. 

Instructions: To make your own in-ground, food-waste composter, punch holes in an metal garbage can and bury it in the ground with just the top several inches and the metal lid exposed above ground level. Put compost into the bin and water it if it gets too dry. Worms from the soil will come in and out. Keep the lid on tight to keep away rats, mice, racoons, etc.

For more ideas and details see:

Pictured here: Patricia Blankenship, a Sound Water Steward and Waste Wise volunteer, explains composting, recycling and waste reduction at a booth a few years ago. The tin can next to the display board is an example of a home-made composting bin you can bury in the ground. 

Recent Articles

Orca-by-Jill-Hein
December 1, 2022 Low Rainfall-Salmon-Orca
Paul Belanger explaining bluff on N Whidbey
November 30, 2022 Thank You Everyone!
island county logo 2022
November 29, 2022 Climate Change Resolution
lets do this together scgive 2022
November 25, 2022 Funding SWS Beach Events
Round colored SWU png icon
November 23, 2022 Become an SWU Sponsor