Saving Our Planet One Food Scrap at a Time

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Home composting is one of the most important (and simple) things we can do as individuals to positively impact the environment. Over 25% of products sent to landfills today are organic wastes. We can do better in our own backyards! Creating compost with your own leaves and/or food scraps to add to your lawn and garden reduces runoff and topsoil compaction, enhances biodiversity, and increases vital microbial activity in your yard. Adding compost to your soil increases plant root growth, making plants more resistant to stresses related to weather extremes and climate change. It also largely eliminates the need for toxic synthetic pesticides and herbicides. We will also cover the dos and don'ts of what to compost and what to look for in compost containers and structures.

Presented by Beth Ann Loveland Sennett and Deanna Fontaine-Motyl, UCONN Certified Master Composters and Master Gardeners.

Co-Sponsored by the West Hartford Garden Club. 

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