I've wanted to do this for a long time but finally got it started. This is composting on a small scale which works well for us with the kids and our small garden. The kids are so excited about it! Everyday I tell them we have something for the compost bin and they all are wanting to help. It involves teamwork because the cover needs to come off and be put back on and the rug draped back over the top. They take turns dumping the bucket and returning it to the deck by the patio door for
If you'd asked me a couple years ago about composting, I would have assumed it was a fringe thing that hippie mamas in Birkenstocks did. Storing your trash and turning it into soil just seemed so . . . granola. Way too granola for this city dweller. But then I visited my sister-in-law Jodie in Seattle, and noticed a small little container on her counter that she used to collect composting items. She showed me how it worked and really demystified it for me, and suddenly I saw it as the
There are a lot of options out there for apartment dwellers who want to compost, and like most things it's not as simple as one style fits all. It's about finding what works best for you. Try something! And if it doesn't work for you... try something else! This is an easy indoor compost option for people who need something cheap, customizable and space friendly.
After seeing countless photos of these systems on Pinterest and in the blogosphere, we finally got around to making our own composting system from pallets this weekend. It's really quick and easy - here's how we did it in less than an hour.