Can You Compost Newspaper and Junk Mail?

As a gardener and sustainability-minded individual it brings me grief to receive garbage in the form of Junk Mail.  For many, figuring out the most environmentally-friendly manner to dispose of it can be a headache. While certain Junk Mail is doomed for the landfill, others can save the trip and be composted right at home. …

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Can You Compost Moldy Food and Rotten Fruit?

We all LOVE fruit. It’s the most primordial and instinctively delicious food there is. Like most people, I’ve been guilty of leaving it out on the counter one too many days, only to find it moldy and swarming with fruit flies! Honestly, I hate to admit it, but I’ve even had similar experiences with moldy …

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Can I Compost Pine Cones and Pine Needles?

Gardening lore saying that pine needles are bad for compost and the garden has been around a long time. But this doesn’t make it true. In fact, I wasn’t even aware of the concerns most people have with composting them when I started adding them to my pile. In my regular method of action, I …

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Is Parchment Paper Compostable?

Parchment paper is the go-to tool for home bakers and individuals who routinely cooks things in their oven. It turns any pan or dish into a functioning non-stick surface and saves you the pain of having to clean it, especially if your food is greasy or sticks! We all know the feeling of having to …

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Can I Compost Dead Animals?

Mother nature has been composting deal animals for millions of years. Every time an animal has died, it has made it back to the soil through decomposition. Until humans go into the mix. Now, however, people are trying to keep the natural order of the world running as smoothly as possible, many are wondering about …

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