Why Compost?

Courtesy of Friends of Skidaway Audubon

On November 7, Friends of Skidaway Audubon has invited Maria Vaughan from CORCOMPOST to inform us of the benefits of composting as well as how to have a successful compost project in your backyard.

CORCOMPOST is Savannah’s newest food waste alternative, providing an environmental approach to waste management. Currently, they do not offer residential service but do provide weekly service for restaurants, schools, and businesses.

Our food waste and other organic materials are the fuel for teeming life. Microorganisms break down the materials into a rich substance called compost. The dictionary definition of compost is decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer. But compost is so much more! Every year, U.S. landfills receive 167 million tons of garbage, and 50% of typical municipal garbage set out for collection is compostable. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization states that annually, 75 billion tons of soil of arable land is lost to erosion, waterlogging, and salination. The U.S. alone is losing soil 18 times more rapidly then it is forming it.

So, why compost, you ask? Following are just a few good reasons to compost:

  • To Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • To conserve water
  • Reduce greenhouse gases
  • Aid in soil erosion and the health of the soil

Join us on November 7 at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. to be motivated by the energy and enthusiasm of this group to help change the way we treat our earth. On their website (www.corcompost.com), they have a quote from Margaret Mead that sums up the objective of their program as well as the purpose of Skidaway Audubon. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


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This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

Visit landings.org to read the original article.