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Composting 101

We've talked a little about composting in the past. Take this quiz and test your compost knowledge!

Composting 101

Which of the following can you NOT put in your home-compost pile?

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Home Home 8 years
Hey Everyone—check with your local waste services company to see if they have discount compost or worm bins available through your county or waste services company. For instance, I got both my compost bin and worm bin through <a href="http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=175">Stop Waste</a> for a fraction of what they would retail at. My worm bin was only $29!
Home Home 8 years
Hey Everyone—check with your local waste services company to see if they have discount compost or worm bins available through your county or waste services company. For instance, I got both my compost bin and worm bin through Stop Waste for a fraction of what they would retail at. My worm bin was only $29!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
50/50 not bad...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
50/50 not bad...
kikischnapps kikischnapps 8 years
The worm composting this is really cool, but it costs like 90 dollars for the cheapest one. Thats crazy!
bressica bressica 8 years
In comment #1 I said the bood about Vermiculture is called "from the ground up"... OOOPS! It is by Amy Stewart, but it is called "THE EARTH MOVED"! You can see my mistake was easily made :) BOTH are great, but The Earth Moved is about worm composting. I have a link to both in my group "For the Love of Garden" http://teamsugar.com/group/667451
lizzy112189 lizzy112189 8 years
i completely guessed on every single question. and i got them all right!!
FactCheckinCuz FactCheckinCuz 8 years
I got questions 2 false. The wording isn't clear. It IS fine to compost animal bones but is not advised by the editors of casasugar!!! booo!
nikolem2 nikolem2 8 years
I compost all my kitchen waste and my yard waste too. Between that and recycling all forms of recyclable material, I only have to empty my household trash can (it's a small, maybe 8 gallon bag max) every 3 weeks or so. Talk about doing well by the environment. I highly recommend composting and it's super easy.
KatieDearest KatieDearest 8 years
My god I did a case study on a sustainable organic farm that taught me how to compost and I did horrible on this quiz!
Jennyfer1 Jennyfer1 8 years
So great! I've been composting on and off for a couple years now, so when bought my little Condo I was worried that I wouldn't be able to compost very easily &or cost efficiently (I thought I'd have to buy a space in a peapatch or something...) but my HOA just incorporated composting into our garbage system by supplying us with a Yard Waste Bin for all of our Kitchen Waste and what not! I SO suggest you find a way to compost. It's really FUN and extremly REWARDING!
Jennyfer1 Jennyfer1 8 years
So great! I've been composting on and off for a couple years now, so when bought my little Condo I was worried that I wouldn't be able to compost very easily &or cost efficiently (I thought I'd have to buy a space in a peapatch or something...) but my HOA just incorporated composting into our garbage system by supplying us with a Yard Waste Bin for all of our Kitchen Waste and what not! I SO suggest you find a way to compost. It's really FUN and extremly REWARDING!
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
yes! 100%. An old, unused compost pile was an awesome bonus to the apartment I moved into over the summer. It's been great learning more about the techniques and styles of composting.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
I got 100%! Yay! I used to have a compost pile in the backyard but we don't have one here in the new house. I'm a little afraid of offending the neighbors and have no idea where we could put it that wouldn't be in plain view.
bressica bressica 8 years
Ok, I got #2 wrong and knew better... I think everyone needs to read Amy Stewarts book "From the Ground Up". This book is all about Vermiculture and was my inspiration for going out and buying the expandable worm bin (seen above). It is so easy to do, they work so fast, those little guys! And, I feel so good to be doing my little part! GO WORMS!
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