With the growing concern over the environment there is an importance for our community to do what we can to pitch in and help. At Y.Lo we understand this growing concern and love to do whatever we can to help make an impact on helping our environment. Something we love to offer is on-site composting! We are happy to bring the materials needed to compost the remaining food that does not get eaten at your next event! At home you can easily start your own compost pile adding scraps of food from home cooked meals, gathered leaves and or newly cut grass from your yard. Instead of throwing way these raw materials, think about trying something as simple as Passive Composting. This involves the least amount of time and energy on your part. This is done by collecting organic materials in a freestanding pile. It might take a long time (a year or two), but eventually organic materials in any type of a pile will break down into finished compost for you to constantly use for fertilizer for your garden or plants! So if you’ve got a back yard and lots of table scraps why not give composting a try?
How to create a Passive Composting
To start you want to find a spot in your yard that will allow the pile to get both sunlight and rain. This sunlight will help heat up the pile and help speed up the decomposing part of the process along with the rain providing the pile with the moisture it needs to help this process as well. You can then build a 3-sided enclosure made of fencing, wire, concrete blocks, or wood, which keeps the pile neater and less unsightly. This will also help to keep the pile intact. Some also use a garbage can. Start adding grass clippings, leaves, and kitchen scraps (always cover these with 8″ of other material). The pile will start to shrink quickly as the materials compress and decompose. Wait a little bit over a year or two before checking the bottom of the bin for finished compost. When you feel it is ready, shovel the bottom section into a wheelbarrow and add it to your garden beds or before you mulch. Continue to add greens and browns to have a good supply of finished compost at the ready. After the first few years, most simple piles produce a few cubic feet of finished compost a year.
Courtney Hall & YLo Team!