Date of Publishing:
August 9, 2016

2016 © Anderwald + Grond

Compost is

Ruth Anderwald & Leonhard Grond

compost is
nature’s best mulches and soil

you can use it
all, compost is cheap
you can make it
without spending

compost is and
improves soil

structure, texture, and aeration
are soil’s water-holding capacity

compost is
where it takes up space

compost is
material that can be added
to soil to help plants grow

food scraps and yard waste
making compost keeps these materials

compost is and should be
it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas
composting is nature’s process of recycling
anything that was once living will decompose

all, compost is cheap
made out of material that can be added
and of the same process nature uses
by composting your organic waste
you are returning nutrients back

basically backyard composting is an acceleration
you can make it
in order for the cycle of life to continue

finished compost looks like soil –

crumbly and

smells like a forest floor

structure, texture, and aeration
you added

compost is matter
at the simplest level
you need a heap of wetted organic matter
where it takes up space

methodical composting is a multi-step,
closely monitored process
with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon
and nitrogen-rich materials

compost is and should be
without spending

it will have everything you need
compost is useful for erosion control,

land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover
compost is fertile
refers not to the actual production of offspring
rather than to the physical capability to produce

all, compost is cheap
you can make it
without spending

depletion occurs when the components which contribute to fertility are removed and not replaced
conditions which support fertility are not maintained.