How You Can Be the Food to Your Food

The official definition of Compost is —

a decayed mixture of plants that is used to improve the soil in a garden

“It’s just a banana, it will break down!”

Image 1: The compost life cycle, courtesy of

Not true, according to soil ambassador Sara Turner. Composting is the easiest and most environmentally sustainable way to recycle food. By composting you can conserve energy and natural resources, reduce air and water pollution and starve the landfills. This process allows your food to become the food for your food (Image 1).





Image 2: The “greens” and “browns” of a compost pile. By Allison Atkins

For more information on how you can get involved in composting in the Athens-Atlanta area, visit the UGArden website or Let Us Compost & CompostWheels for subscription services.








References: Merriam-Webster dictionary,,

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