Earth Day at Elmwood Park was a blast. We got to meet so many new people and share our vision and mission. Our main showcase at our booth was a strategy to reduce food waste via vermicomposting or worm composting.
According to the EPA, food waste contributes 18% of the US methane emissions from landfills. We can reduce that and also gain a product called "black gold" in the process through the use of vermicomposting.
Vermicomposting is essentially feeding worms your food scraps and then harvesting their casting/by product... er.. their poop. Not only is this an incredibly efficient system that reduces waste, it also gives you a product that you can use to fertilize your garden- increase your yield, balance the pH of your soil, improve the quality of your produce.
Did we mention you can do this under your kitchen sink, year round?
Click here to learn more about how to start your own bin!