Create Nutrient-Rich Soils to Sustain Neighborhoods, Businesses & Ecosystems

Steaming compost (Photo credit: SuperFantastic)

We already know that Americans waste a lot of food. In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting.

Harnessing the power of food-scraps through composting would remove millions of tons from the waste stream while generating rich nutrients for your garden. But, let’s face it turning our food waste into rich nutrients has not always been easy, especially for city dwellers.

Fortunately, sustainable waste management roots appear to be taking hold here in Maryland. While nationally only 3 …read more