Turn your trash into treasure: the benefits of composting your fruit and veg scraps.
We all know that fruits and vegetables are packed to the brim with amazing nutrients. But not only are these nutrients good for us, they're also good for the planet!
When we send our food scraps to landfill, all the nutrient goodness gets mixed up with other toxic waste, and we lose any regenerative potential. By composting our food waste or by using a worm farm, we're able to put the nutrients back into the soil, helping with biodiversity, growth, water retention, and carbon sequestration (bringing Co2 down from the atmosphere).
When food breaks down in landfill, it produces a potent greenhouse gas called methane. Methane is up to 34 times stronger than carbon dioxide!
But when we compost, our food breaks down in an aerobic environment, which significantly reduces the greenhouse gas emissions.
How to get started with your composting journey:
- Set up your worm farm
- Collect your food scraps
- Blend or chop them up
- Feed them to your worms
- Harvest worm tea from your farm
- Dilute 1:10 with water
- Give your plants a drink
- Watch them grow and thrive!
Don’t have a compost or worm farm yet?
- Head to the Compost Revolution to find out what type of composting system is best for you!
- Enter your address to find if you are eligible for a council discount
- Use the code HARRISFARM for $10 off when you spend over $100
- Do the worm farming, composting or bokashi tutorials to ensure that you are working at full capacity to produce valuable nutrients all year-round.
To find out more about Harris Farm's Regen Journey, click here.
To join the Compost Revolution, click here.