Category Archives: Composting

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Affordable, Easy Composting

Composting in the Garden? Don’t Forget Your Trowel

Guide to Backyard Composting

Composting is an easy and affordable way to strengthen the health of your soil in your garden. The easiest way to compost in your home is to break the process up into two categories; your kitchen compost and your yard compost. The kitchen compost is where you can toss scraps of food that didn’t quite make the cut on yesterday’s dinner plate or in the refrigerator drawers.

The yard compost has more heavy duty components, such as yard waste and other miscellany from the back- or front-yard, such as small tree branches, deadheaded roses, or weeds from the lawn.

The compost pile will need to be turned every once in a while to promote growth, but besides that, one can expect to do a lot of nothing, except adding more to the pile while waiting for the process to take shape. After approximately 6 months of diligent scrap accumulation, your compost pile will be ready to nourish your soil and become mulch for your trees and plants.

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Cedar Grove Composting in Washington

Cedar Grove: Companies Making a Positive Difference

Cedar Grove Composting logo, WashingtonAt Planet Matters, we feel it’s important to introduce our readers to companies who are definitely making a difference when it comes to affecting positive change, adopting sustainable means of doing business, and creating a greener lifestyle for the people and businesses who come in contact with them. Today’s highlight is on Cedar Grove, whose website defines the company as such:

Cedar Grove Composting is part of a family-owned, 400-employee enterprise with roots in the waste management business going back to 1938. As the Pacific Northwest’s leading organic recycling company, Cedar Grove transforms grass, leaves, yard trimmings, food waste and wood waste into the finest nutrient-rich compost. From a humble beginning, Cedar Grove has developed a full line of healthy soils with a loyal following and has grown to become the largest single dedicated yard waste composting facility in the United States.” Continue reading