Four good reasons for making compost

  • It reduces the amount of rubbish by reusing organic material that would otherwise be wasted.
  • It imitates nature by returning minerals to the soil in the form of organic material.
  • It improves the soil structure and provides our school and home gardens with a spongy soil that crumbles in your hands and is easy for plants to take root in. The organic material in compost enriches the soil with humus and also diminishes the erosive effects of water; it helps the earth act as a sponge that retains water and air.
  • It is a free fertilizer without the chemicals that pollute underground water supplies and saturate the earth and plants.