Secrets of the Student Handbook: Secret #164

Quick Guide to Composting:

It is best to start the bin with a layer of “browns” that include dried leaves, shredded newspaper, or dried grass clippings. Put food waste (“greens”—with the exception of meat, dairy, and oil) in bin. If the compost is too wet or smells, add a layer of browns on top. You will get the best results from your compost if you aerate it once in a while with a stick or broom handle (just stick it down in the compost and make a hole in different places) and turn (stir) the compost occasionally as well. Other than that, let Mother Earth, heat, decomposition, chemical reactions, and, of course, worms, do the rest!

A friendly reminder from your Student Handbook.

6 thoughts on “Secrets of the Student Handbook: Secret #164

  1. Anonymous

    Also, no banana peals. Banana=poison, when it comes to composting. I believe that EON or Earth House might supply buckets if you are interested in getting one for your dorm or house. I’m not positive, but both groups are good to get in touch with if you are interested in composting.

  2. Anonymous

    Also, no banana peals. Banana=poison, when it comes to composting. I believe that EON or Earth House might supply buckets if you are interested in getting one for your dorm or house. I’m not positive, but both groups are good to get in touch with if you are interested in composting.

  3. Anonymous

    Also, no banana peals. Banana=poison, when it comes to composting.

    I believe that EON or Earth House might supply buckets if you are interested in getting one for your dorm or house. I’m not positive, but both groups are good to get in touch with if you are interested in composting.

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