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Curious About Composting? Here's How To Make It Work For Any Lifestyle

By Nicole Caldwell

For a lot of people, composting is a radical act. Though don't worry: It's more accessible than you'd think, even if you don't have a green thumb.

Many of us feel disconnected from the planet and natural systems, and really, who can blame us? But luckily, it's surprisingly easy to reconnect with the earth and be mindful about our waste.

Food systems are the perfect example of this. We artificially grow super-crops, cover vegetation with pesticides and artificial fertilizers, and toss food scraps that are brought to landfills. There, waste is so compressed air can’t get to it. Anaerobic decomposition produces methane, a greenhouse gas 35 times more potent than carbon dioxide.  

Composting has the potential to change all of this by reducing household waste by up to 50 percent, preventing air pollution, retaining moisture, and closing the nutrient cycle. And it will even nourish your gardens, too.