Recycling organics is the habit of champions thanks to its methane reducing, carbon sequestering, topsoil enriching benefits. Everyone can do it, even in the city.
Compost and the city
Many of us grew up composting and fell out of the habit when we left home, thinking we needed yard space to so it. The good news is that composting can be done in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, traditional outdoor heap stye, worm farms, Khamba and bokashi.
I live in a small apartment in Sydney, so I collect my organic waste using the bokashi method. It’s ultra convenient, takes a wide variety of food and organic scraps and when done properly, doesn’t smell. If I can do it, anyone can do it. I also now have a worm farm, and I’ve written a few posts on how that’s going.
Here is a collection of my bokashi & composting posts:
- Have a read of the bokashi method overview and how-to, including the equipment I use.
- Learn what to put in your bokashi bin.
- See a before and after of bokashi bin contents I buried in a garden bed.
- You can feed bokashi bin contents to worms in a vermiculture compost too.
- If you’re in Sydney, Australia, join the compost exchange group on Facebook to find a place to give away your compost bin contents. (Or if you’re a gardener, to offer access to your bin or garden).
- If you’re curious, here’s why I started the compost exchange.
- Getting started with worm farming.
- How my worms are doing after the first three months.