Between the two of us, David and I go through a lot of food and garbage. Sometimes it is rather amazing that we take out the garbage up to once a day. Before you jump to conclusions, we do recycle and I’ve set up a fancy system in the garage to separate glass, cardboard, plastic, and miscellaneous. However, we still manage to fill er’ up at a rather disturbing rate.
Aside from all the recycling we do, we still have a lot of waste, mostly food.
Growing up our neighbors had a compost bin. I never really understood it and honestly, I thought it was gross and at times it scared me. I mean, it had big worms crawling throughout it and it smelled.
When I grew up though and understood composting a little better, I always thought back to those neighbors and now I am rather proud of their efforts at being kind to the earth and their garden.
So here David and I are, in the mist of building our super cool 3-compartment composting bin. Well, we aren’t building it, his cousin is, and it’s going to be a beauty!
We have the space for it not to mention the waste. There is the want and need with my plan of expanding the garden 10 fold next spring. Now I just need to do a little research on the process of using it, finish slapping a few pieces of wood together and wala! We will be composting in no time!
Here is where the compost bin will go:
Here are the blueprints for the compost bin we are going to build:
Here is the compost been thus far:
And here is to saving the world (and our garden) one eggshell at a time! Cheers!