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The Urgent Need to Compost

Applying Compost

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  • A single one-half inch dusting of compost on rangeland can boost the soil’s carbon storage for at least 30 years
  • Applying compost also leads to increased plant productivity, soil carbon sequestration and reduced need for commercial feeds
  • Composting can be done on virtually any scale; even if you live in an urban environment, you can turn yard waste, food scraps and more into valuable compost

By Dr. Mercola

Simple solutions are often the most powerful, and this certainly applies to compost. While many cities in the U.S. offer residents garbage and recycling pickup, in Marin County, California, residents are also offered green carts in which to collect yard waste, food scraps and other "green" waste to be composted.


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