The success of compost

Posted on by Surprise Highway
Filed under: Education, Sustainability

As an Environmental Earth Science major, I am exploring the interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere, as well as concepts of reuse and sustainability. Composting embodies these ideas well since it promotes the recycling of material in a given area, whether it is human-produced food scraps or leaf litter and other organic material. The success of compost is further determined by the chemical and physical qualities of the compost heap, such as the ability of atmospheric gases to aerate the compost. The fact that these practices are what provide the foundation for human  society -- enabling us to produce our food source -- is what makes me interested in working on such projects. -- Jesson Go