Compost like a pro: Unearthing the secrets to a lush, sustainable life.
with Richard Wallis & Tim Bowater
In our latest podcast episode, Kristy chats with Tim and Richard, two composting experts from the CarbonCycle Company.
For Richard, composting practice and teaching has been a full-time obsession and profession since 2010. He left behind his legal career (seems to be a theme on our podcast!) to pursue a lifetime interest in gardening which soon converged into a passion for soil and composting, especially in schools and communities.
Unimpressed by the limitations of the products he tried, he designed The CarbonCycle Composter to be more durable, more sustainable, better looking, more efficient and more adaptable than any other composter available.
Richard sums up the problems with the way we deal with waste when he says
"Life is lush, that's its natural condition and the problem is that we have lost the lushness of life."
We loved this conversation with the guys from CarbonCycle, here are a few of our key takeaways:
Composting is a natural process that turns organic waste into fertile soil, which can nourish plants and create healthier ecosystems.
Bones and other organic waste can be composted, but it's essential to maintain the right balance of greens and browns and ensure adequate aeration.
Worms play a critical role in composting, breaking down organic matter into simple sugars and making nitrogen available for plants.
Composting can be simple: you can simply layer organic waste with leaves and wait for decomposition to take place.
Connecting with local resources and understanding the organic matter available in your community is essential for successful composting.
Composting is an essential step towards creating a more sustainable world, as it helps us reduce waste and nurture the environment.
Lots of products and packaging are heading towards being compostable, but not many commercial facilities can manage them - this is unfortunate but it's also an opportunity!
By learning to compost and engaging with this natural process we can all work towards a more sustainable future and a greener, lusher planet.
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