Composting is human intervention with the natural process of decomposition and the recycling of organic materials into a rich soil amendment known as humus. You can walk through a forest, scoop up a handful of leaves and you will uncover decomposition in action. The first layer will be recognizable as leaves, twigs, and needles. Below these will be leaves, twigs, and needles that have been decomposed into rich crumbly soil. By composting, you can transform your yard debris, food scraps, and many other organic materials into a valuable soil amendment which can reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides in your garden.
We’ll Show You How for Free
The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority offers free Composting workshops for your school or garden club. If you have any questions about composting, or want to schedule a workshop, call the “rot-line” at 465-1100.