Learn About Composting Day
About Composting Day
When is Learn About Composting Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 29
Learn About Composting Day is a great opportunity to “Go Green” and help the environment. Composting is easy. It makes you feel good, knowing you are doing your part to keep our environment a little bit cleaner. You may be surprised at how easy it is to compost. And, everyone can compost. Use this May 29 holiday to begin eco-friendly composting.
What to compost- As you learn about composting, you will be surprised at all the things you can compost. It is common knowledge, that you can compost garden and yard vegetation, as well as kitchen (vegetable) scraps. But, you can also recycle many other things, including papers, untreated wood, and cardboard. Cardboard paper towels and toilet paper holders are great items to compost.
You can use compost around your plants, to feed them, keep the weeds down, and help retain soil moisture. If you don’t have a yard, you can give it away to family and friends that do. Your reward will be flowers, vegetables, or herbs from thankful gardeners.
Did you Know? You can make Compost Tea with your compost materials to feed your indoor and outdoor plants! It will save you $$$.
Find more about Compost Materials
As you learn about composting today, you will also see the wide array of ways you can compost. You can start a simple compost pile in your backyard. Or, you can select a range of composters, from compost bins and compost barrels to compost tumblers. You can even use an indoor compost pail. More on Composters and Compost Tumblers.
How to Celebrate and Participate in Learn About Composting Day
There is a wide range of activities you can do to celebrate this special day. They include:
- First and foremost, everyone should learn more about composting. See More on How to Compost.
- Today is a great day for schools to create a lesson plan on composting.
- Restaurants and businesses can buy composters to start a compost program and hold staff training.
- Organizations, local governments, and gardening groups can hold seminars on composting for the general public.
- As an individual, learn more about composting. See More on How to Compost.
- Learn the different kinds of composting: Compost piles, compost tumblers, and compost bins.
- Be an advocate to encourage other people, organizations, and government to compost.
“Behold my friends, the spring has come. The earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” – – Sitting Bull
History and Origin of Learn About Composting Day
Bob Matthews from Rochester, NY, and owner of Holiday Insights created this special day in 2011.
We are strong advocates of the “Go Green” environmental movement. Composting is easy. We believe everyone can practice composting, to leave a better world for our children.
As a Boy Scout leader, Matthews follows the Boy Scout motto “Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle”. Composting is a great way to reuse a wide range of things that otherwise would go unnecessarily into the waste stream.
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