TVCR has been thrilled to get so many families started on their composting journey through grants we have won from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Community Foundation of Teton Valley. Often it just takes a little nudge to try backyard composting. Once they start, most people never go back to throwing food waste in the trash. Did you know that food waste sent to the landfill doesn’t decompose to fertile soil? Instead it decomposes in an anaerobic environment releasing the potent greenhouse gas methane which is a huge contributor to climate change. Food waste can so easily be made into fertile soil right where we create it in our homes and yards. Please learn more about composting on our site and the many great online resources available. There is a method for everyone – even apartment dwellers. Here’s a great video showing 6 compost options.
Here’s a short (4 min) video on how to set up your TVCR bin and the basics of composting. If you didn’t gt a bin from us, they are very easy to build with either a 6 foot length of hardware cloth and some twist ties or 4 pallets (often available free at local businesses). Start composting today!
Here are some useful resources you can print on how & what to compost & how to avoid attracting critters: