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Indoor Composting

Indoor Composting

By Clifford Woods

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Composting can be termed as the conversion of waste in to usable fertilizer. It is largely a natural phenomenon in which the decomposition of the waste materials happens under the presence of oxygen. The large particles of waste are broken down in to finer pieces by the action of bacteria, worms, fungi, air and heat.

Besides the natural phenomenon of composting, people can prepare compost at home as well through indoor composting. This method of composting is easy to manage and can be carried out with the waste collected from a garden.

Making compost at home is a very simple an easy process that does not require much effort or resources. All one needs for making it at home is a barrel or a pot in which the waste materials like dried grass and leaves are stored away.

When this waste is subjected to water and oxygen, the waste starts decomposing and turning in to compost. Another way of turning the waste collected in the barrel is to expose it to heat and moisture. Under the action of sunlight and the water vapors, the waste breaks down and turns in to nutrient-rich fertilizer.

There are many benefits of composting. The first major benefit that composting has is that it recycles the waste products in to something useful. By converting the wasted materials into fertilizer and indoor composting can do this too, a household not only is disposing off their waste, but is also in creating something useful from it.

The conversion of waste into useful products is good for the environment growing plants as well as it lessens the amount of land pollution and keeps the earth garbage free. Thus, composting is beneficial not only for the people but also for maintaining the ecological system of our planet too.

Compost, also known as humus, is great for growing plants and can help reduce the use of artificial fertilizer in gardening. Since compost is made from organic materials, it is rich in nutrients that are required by the plants and at the same time is not at all harmful for the soil. On the other hand, the artificial fertilizer used to make the plants grow faster is extremely hazardous for the soil and can damage its growth potential.

By having compost made by indoor composting you then replace the artificial fertilizer for your indoor plants. A person will not only be saving himself from spending extra money on the purchase of the fertilizer but will also help in saving the soil’s potential too.

Another of the benefits of composting that you can get is that it helps in controlling erosion. In areas that get a lot of rainfall, top soil loss and erosion is a major problem. In such areas, the use of compost whether manufactured through indoor composting or natural means can help in providing a solution to this problem.

Since compost has a high water-retaining capacity, it soaks up the water and seeps it in to the soil without letting the water erode the soil. This way compost can help in saving the top soil and prevent soil erosion, which is among the most serious ecological issue the world is facing today.

Beneficial Microorganisms are very useful when one is engaging in indoor composting. What these microorganisms do is speed up the composting process by as much as half the time or more and they also eliminate any odors that naturally accompany the composting process.

Indoor Composting with the use of beneficial microorganisms will get the job done faster with no odors.

Because of all these benefits, making compost through indoor composting is a healthy activity that can help not only your garden but can also aid the environment by reducing land pollution. This article offers some benefits and uses of composting, indoor composting and the general value of engaging in composting as an activity to help the environment.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.
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What is Valuable about Composting?

What is Valuable About Composting?

By Clifford Woods

Over the course of human history and pretty much as far back as civilization stretches, composting has been used a means by which to grow food and enrich gardens. Sadly however, ever since mass-scale farming took over several decades ago, the practice has declined all over the world and there is less emphasis put on the importance of composting than ever before.

This is something that simply has to change for the future, and thankfully looks like it’s once again heading in the right way.

what is valuable about composting

A Rebirth for Composting: Nowadays, people are becoming more and more aware not only of what they are using around the home and the garden, but also what they are putting into their bodies and the effects their actions have on the environment. As such, the idea of composting has once again become a discussed point and people are realizing just how positive and beneficial this truly ancient practice can be and how much it really benefits our environment.

Even the most simple of endeavors like natural composting at home with the use of a single container for food scraps and organic waste is having a massively beneficial effect on the planet, helping to the reduce the need for landfills and other kinds of waste disposal. With the slightest effort, composting can lead to significant cash savings, benefits to health, positives for the garden and a beneficial boost to the environment all at the same time.

Getting Into the Habit: In order to be effective, those looking to compost at home need to “get into the habit” to a point where recycling their organic waste becomes natural, and not something they actually have to think about.

To work properly, effective composting at home needs to be part of a “lifestyle” and is an on-going process. Once these habits have been instilled however the benefits are too numerous to count, though include the following among others:

Value of Composting:

  • Production of an excellent product to boost the growth of organic fruits, vegetable and herbs at home – guaranteed to be 100% free of chemicals and harmful additives.
  • A free form of fertilizer that costs nothing – the waste will already be present as a part of everyday life, so why not put it to use?
  • An excellent alternative to use with 100% safety in environments where children or pets may be present.
  • A simple way of getting rid of refuses and waste from the garden, which may not be allowed in standard collections.
  • A means by which to reduce overall wastage and thus conserve landfill space.

Going about natural composting around the home essentially represents nothing more than common sense. After all, to overlook composting value and continue to throw out perfectly good organic matter only to go and pay good money for compost at the store is money poured needlessly down the drain.

Effective composting can be child’s play and there’s no reason not to get the kids involved from an early age and begin instilling good habits for life.

That being said, it’s never too late to get started and begin making a difference.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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