According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, more than 99.7% of human food comes from the terrestrial environment. We rely on our land for food and it continues to provide. But how long can it continue to do so without receiving something in return?

We can replenish the nutrients found in the earth through composting. Composting does not require much to get started. All that is needed is an area to cultivate and a bucket to collect organic material


Organic materials for composting fall into two categories: browns—dead leaves and branches—and greens—fruits, vegetables, and coffee grounds. Ideally we want an equal amount of both brown and green materials, to which we can add water to help it break down. This mixture will re-energize the soil and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pest treatments. This will result in strong and luscious plants. When the flowers thrive, the bees will have the opportunity to do so as well. They can facilitate their role in our ecosystem of pollinating crops, thereby continuing the ecological cycle.

Let’s replenish the earth with our compost and keep it charged up for generations to come.