"Go Green" Movement and Composting
Just what is the "Go Green" movement, and how does it apply to the world
of gardening and composting?.
The Go Green movement recognizes that we only have one earth, and we need
to take care of it. It means doing everything we can to protect the Earth
and promote a healthy environment.
Composting is about as environmentally friendly as it gets. Of course the
materials you use need to be organic, and chemical free.
Following the Boy Scout Motto, we should seek to "Reduce, Reuse and
Recycle", as the earth's resources are limited. Composting is a perfect fit
with this motto.
Here are some ideas, focusing upon composting:
Compost plant, vegetation, kitchen scraps and everything that can be composted,
so we send less to the waste stream. You'd be amazed at what can be composted,
much of which still finds its way to a landfill.
Use organic fertilizers - throw away the chemical fertilizers. Compost can
provide much of nutrients your plants need.
Apply a layer of compost or mulch around plants to help retain water. This
translates to less use of water resources.
Don't bag those grass clippings and set them out for the trash pick up. Either
compost them yourself, or take them to a town recycling center. Ditto,
for fall leaves.
Encourage your local government to start or expand recycling centers to create
compost leaves and yard waste.
Encourage businesses and especially schools and restaurants to start a composting