Composting starts in the kitchen

compost bin

To compost or not to compost…..

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Having a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, I am always looking for ways to help the environment, and to avoid GMO’s. I discovered GMO’s while in grad school and the more I learned about them, the more mad I became. They are so bad for us, so I decided to start my own garden last summer. Wow, did I have a lot to learn!

I planted a lot of different heirloom seeds with high hopes. There were 4 different types of tomatoes, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, and 10 different types of hot peppers. Well, my spaghetti squash took off like crazy, but I had to hand pollinate tons of flowers in order to get fruit to grow. I discovered there weren’t any honey bees around to pollinate for me (watch for a future article on the disappearance of bees).

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How a compost bin fits into your kitchen

One thing I realized was that I should have used compost. I invested in a kitchen countertop compost bin, so that I could start saving kitchen scraps to add to an outside compost bin. I bought this compost bin (affiliate link) and love it. It sits on my counter, so it’s easy to add my egg shells or coffee grinds. Even my husband uses it. It doesn’t smell, which was a something I was concerned about when I first got it. It comes with filters, and I added these biodegradable bags (affiliate link). Just empty it once a week, and you won’t have any problems. If I can compost, then so can you!

Here is my compost bin on my counter (and the bags I use).

Happy composting!!

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