If you want to get excited about composting, watch this video! In just 4 minutes, the folks from Kertis Creative present an impressive case for why We Need Compost! After all, nothing does a better job of naturally feeding the soil so it can feed our plants.
As We Need Compost! points out, this centuries-old tradition is one that lost favor with the invention of synthetic chemicals. In fact, by 1950 only 1 percent of farmers were composting for their crops. As a result, our soil is contaminated. Gone are the days when we had a million earthworms per square acre — a real shame considering how essential earthworms are to creating and maintaining healthy soil.
“I get concerned when I read the statistics saying that 20 percent of our fossil fuels go to food production,” says CompostMania co-founder Karl Warkomski of a fact shared in the video.
“What if their is a disruption in our fuel supply? We can live without driving anywhere. We can’t live without food. This is why I am obsessed with composting just about everything that is biodegradable and growing a huge garden.
“I shred virtually all non-glossy paper, including junk mail and cardboard cereal boxes. I even shred my garden burger boxes! My latest shreds were used as mulch in the black bean patch.
“I compost everything from the kitchen — paper towels and all food scraps of course. I have a zip lock I continue to rinse and re-use. Eventually, I’ll get a compost pail — no kitchen counter space right now!”
Watch We Need Compost! to reignite your own passion and share it with others to inspire the same.