Wednesday, August 18, 2010

urban composting

It seems silly not to compost yard waste and simple kitchen scraps, but I haven't the slightest clue where to start. I am trying to do this on a budget so don't want to spend the $100+ on a nice looking container, but at the same time don't want it to look ugly or cause a stink since the space is limited. I really would like a sturdy plastic container that is small enough to tuck away in the corner.

I saw this and am thinking of going for it even if it is $80. Seems like it might be the best solution.

Does anyone have any advice? Resources that might be handy? Experience composting in a small space?


I'm penciling in this workshop from the Queens Botanical Garden for September 19th to answer all my questions:



Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting
Sunday, September 19th, 1 to 3 pm
Workshop fee: $5/person

"Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. This class covers the essentials on composting, both outside in city yards and inside your apartment using a worm bin. See how making dark, rich, crumbly compost doesn’t take much time, work, or space. Teachers welcome--educational materials will be available. Registration is encouraged; to register, email: compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296."

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