If one man's trash can be another man's gold, why give away your gold? I see so many gardeners spend tons of money on soil and fertilizer while they toss their food scraps in the garbage. If only they knew they were throwing out the very ingredients to make rich soil and amazing fertilizer!
Composting is in many ways one of the most spiritual of practices. It is the process that will feed the next cycle of life, which will take endings and serve new beginnings. For Christians, this is Holy Week.
The bottom line is recycling is good, but it's not going to get us even close to the goal of zero landfill waste. A consumer economy centered around compostable products is a lot sounder and could even be tasty.
Composting is important enough of an activity for our environment that it should be widely promoted and easily practiced. Hopefully, my little tale of worms inspires you to go out and make vermicomposting work for your living space.
With one in six Americans hungry, and one in eight worldwide, we have no excuse for taking the food we have for granted by throwing it away before it reaches our plates and then not recycling food scraps. Simple, easy adjustments in our daily lives can make a big difference.