This is a perfect time of year to start a compost bin or pile in your backyard or garden!! Think of all of the food waste that ends up in the landfill that could be adding nutrients to your garden!! I add raw fruit and veggie scraps, leaves and yard trimmings, and plenty of dirt!! I use leftover dirt from my garden or when I repot my inside plants. You can buy some to get started also!! This is such a great way to keep your yard and garden healthy and divert TONS of waste from filling up landfills. Good scraps are not going to naturally decompose in a plastic bag sitting in the dump!
Composting not your thing?? Here is another option before you throw those beautiful, beneficial produce scraps in a plastic bag… save your scraps and make your own veggie stock!!! I save mine in the fridge (or freezer) and when I collect enough I slow cook them in the crockpot with water, salt, pepper and herbs for about 7-8 hours. Also a great way to revive past-their-peek veggies!!! This is such a wonderful solution to reducing our food waste and also a much healthier option than store bought stock which can be loaded with sodium and preservatives and and only adds to landfill waste because of the anti-eco packaging!!
Living in harmony with the earth is so important, and learning some basic eco lifestyle skills can keep us stay healthy, save us money, and of course help protect our Mother Earth!! 🌍