Cross Posted from Green Options

My family has just returned from an awe inspiring vacation on Catalina Island. One of the (seemingly endless) ways that the camp lessens it’s carbon footprint is by composting. Can I take a moment and make an announcement please?

I am not a farmer.

I am a housewife from Los Angeles who happens to have access to a computer and an insatiable need to leave the world a teeny bit nicer than I found it. That need does not include turning lemon rinds into bougainvillea. Travis Langen, I blame you, because today I am researching what we need to begin composting. Why? Because you presented composting to my children in such a manner that they are very excited about the process.

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  1. Jessica, There is a compost bin thing that sits on something that lets your rotate the whole bin by just spinning a wheel – it seems easy to use and it’s self contained. I had a compost bin at my first house in Houston, we had good intentions but never kept up with it, mostly because it was hard to scoop out the good compost at the bottom of the pile. Look for the rotating one…

    I’ve been putting my compost in the green bins (L.A. residents will know what I’m talking about) and the city composts everything for me. Not so fun as a teaching tool for your kids but it gets the job done.

    Good luck with this, I’m looking forward to the upcoming posts.

    PS. I was at a party on Saturday and this one little girl (about 6 years old) was obsessed with finding all the bottles, plastic and aluminum cans for recycling – it was the cutest thing ever!!!

  2. Jessica, There is a compost bin thing that sits on something that lets your rotate the whole bin by just spinning a wheel – it seems easy to use and it’s self contained. I had a compost bin at my first house in Houston, we had good intentions but never kept up with it, mostly because it was hard to scoop out the good compost at the bottom of the pile. Look for the rotating one…

    I’ve been putting my compost in the green bins (L.A. residents will know what I’m talking about) and the city composts everything for me. Not so fun as a teaching tool for your kids but it gets the job done.

    Good luck with this, I’m looking forward to the upcoming posts.

    PS. I was at a party on Saturday and this one little girl (about 6 years old) was obsessed with finding all the bottles, plastic and aluminum cans for recycling – it was the cutest thing ever!!!

  3. two words for you: Composting Bin. One more: STINK-EHH.

    We tried it, but our obscene amount of compostables(it is too a word) was so much I ran out of proper land to stick it in.

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