Compost Systems for the Urban Farmer

Wed, Apr 28, 2010


Almost a quarter of all the trash in America is food that has gone unused, be it from scraps or food that is no longer edible. It seems like a huge waste (pun intended) when it could be used for compost, a great fertilizer for growing more foods.  However many people don’t have the luxury of being able to take advantage of that, and for those people there is a new hope on the horizon.

If you live in a city that isn’t as progressive as some that have programs to pick up your food waste and compost it for you, don’t worry, there are some companies that have you in mind with indoor composting systems. You don’t even have to try each one out as the good people at Chow tested the three most popular ones.

The NatureMill Pro is a 3 step composting system. The steps involved according to the site sound simple enough. Just add the waste items and allow Naturemill to do its job for two weeks. Then remove the compost fertilizer after the red light turns on.

Happy Farmer Kitchen Composter with Bokashi has been called the perfect starter kit for composting food waste in your home and it will compost fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and even bones, according to the site. It’s also made of 70% Post-Consumer recycled plastic and 10% is recycled plastic.

The Can-O-Worms Worm Composter claims to be an odorless and user-friendly worm composting system and is good to use whether you live in an apartment or have a backyard.

Chow makes sure to explain in depth how the systems work and the pros and cons of each system. They then rate them from best to worse and even give a price, so you know what you’ll be getting for your hard earned money!

If you are looking to be more green by using up the extra coffee grounds, egg shells, banana peels and the like, this may be the way to go to help you get on the right path!

Photo by stevendepolo

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