Have you noticed the wooden structure as you drive into Audubon Acres? This is a Compost Kiosk, and it is there to provide you with an easy way to start composting food residuals created in your home. We have partnered with NewTerra Compost, a local compost company with the mission of making composting easy. They will be providing educational resources for our young students and supporting future events at Audubon Acres.
Composting is important because it recycles the nutrients and energy that food residuals still contain and allows them to go back into the soil. It also helps divert food from landfills, which account for the third-largest greenhouse gas source in the world! When you think of food residuals think about the vegetable trimmings, bones, spoiled, burned, or expired food. It can all be composted. When you compost with NewTerra Compost, you receive finished compost every spring and fall for your own garden. If you do not have a need for the compost, you can donate it to Audubon Acres, where it will be put to use producing food and educating our students.
We hope that you try composting this month and see the difference your home can make. NewTerra Compost is offering two methods to try composting at home. Using the links above, sign up to use the kiosk at Audubon Acres, or any of 9 other kiosks for a free 2-month trial. Or you can try the curbside service free for one month. With the compost kiosk, you drop your food residuals off at your own convenience. With curbside service, your food residuals will be picked up weekly from your home. If you have any questions, feel free to contact NewTerra Compost by phone or email.