The day I realized newspaper was good for your compost, my life changed. OK that might be a bit dramatic, but anyone who subscribes to the local paper and gets the New York Times on Sunday knows that you're drowing in paper by weeks end. As a cook, I've always had too much green wet matter (from vegetable trimmings, egg shells and the like) for the compost. The ideal ratio of "green to brown" is 1 to 10. Brown being high carbon material such as dry leaves, twigs and grass. #com
Composting is a great way to recycle bits and pieces, that we would normally throw into the trash, into beautiful “black gold”. Composting for beginners can be easy. As a beginner, it might seem complicated to know what to compost, with a simple compost this, not that list you will know what is important to leave out of the pile and what you can add to the pile.
Bought a clear cheap, giant plastic container full of Cheese Puff's at Sam's club and laundry detergent- repurposed the containers for my son's cars and used chalk board paint for the labels so the items can change over the years and they both have a wide mouth for him to reach into. The laundry detergent container has a handle for him to carry it around, it also can be used as a skyscraper if turned upside down. Keep the lid of the laundry detergent away from little ones to prevent drowning.
Most pencils, once sharpened down to a stub, serve no further use. At Sprout World, they have created a solution to combat this waste. A pencil with a water activated seed capsule, Sprout can be planted when it becomes too short to use. What was once a writing utensil soon grows into an herb.